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GHANA: Grilled Tilapia with Yam and Plantain Fufu

Updated: Jun 12

Grilled Tilapia

1 small bell pepper, any color

1 small spicy pepper (I used Thai), any color

1 clove garlic

1 inch-piece ginger, peeler

1/2 onion

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 tablespoon vinegar

2 lbs tilapia

  1. Blend ingredients in a food processor. Pour over fish. Marinate at least 20 minutes, up to 4 hours.

  2. Grill.

Yam and Plantain Fufu

2 yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 large plantain, peeled and cubed

1 tablespoon butter

  1. Add yams and plantain to a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil.

  2. When vegetables are fork tender, drain, and transfer to a food processor.

  3. Add butter.

  4. Pulse until fully blended.


  • Ghana was ranked as Africa’s Most Peaceful Country by the Global Peace Index.

  • There are more than 650 butterfly species In Ghana’s Kakum National Park, including Giant Swallowtails, which are nearly 8 inches across

  • In 1991, Ferdie Ato Adoboe of Ghana set a word record by running100 meters backwards, In 13.6 Seconds.

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