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