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Fresh Avocado Shito

Shito is the word for pepper in my mother tongue, Ga (Ghana). I first wrote about shito here, where I explained that it could be any type of peppery substance, be it fresh scotch bonnet pepper, kpakpo shito (sorry, I still don’t know the english name but this has an incredibly distinctive flavour, nothing tastes quite like it). I wish I had some at the time I made this jazzed up traditional fresh Ghanaian chilli pepper salsa (shito). I simply added avocado and cilantro or coriander leaves and dressed it with lime juice. This turns out to be similar to guacamole. Can you tell. Here is a pic of shito that I dressed up with mango and what looks like coriander and basil or mint leaves.

mango shito
Deeelish! Oh, and if you still crack up at the name shito, check out this Japanese type of pepper that I stumbled upon, shishito.

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7 Comments

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    afroblush
    February 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Oh my god my mum would LOVE this! Sending this over to hear ASAP! 😀

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      MyBurntOrange
      February 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Really???????? Wow! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    xlouderthanlovex
    February 24, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Oo this I must try.

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      MyBurntOrange
      February 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Hi! Thanks for visiting. Let me know how it goes.

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    elsbro
    February 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    This looks wonderful! A yummy twist on the old Ghanaian pepper, I love the inclusion of avocados. Again, love the video 🙂

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      MyBurntOrange
      February 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Oooooh! Thank you! I have been thinking about how much “salad” we incorporate into our traditional dishes. Add a few bits here and there and have discovered there is so much freshness offered by our favourite dishes.

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    thedietitian
    February 25, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Reblogged this on The African Pot Nutrition and commented:
    I am watching the red carpet at the Academy Awards and making this wonderful Shito to serve with my home baked chips. (Yummy!) The vlog is from our friends at My Burnt Orange Kitchen. Follow them, they are great. The star of this dish is obviously the avocado which is loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins C, K, B6, Folate and Potassium.

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