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West African spicy paste?

ellahats Oct 5, 2009 07:41 PM

Hey folks,

I was in West Africa a couple of years ago (mostly Sierra Leone) and I kept running across this ridiculously delicious spicy food - really tasty stuff that had a long, slow burn that made your whole body feel warm. Eventually I got some of the paste from a friend, home made, and I think I remember him saying that it was hot chilies of some kind slow cooked for days with shrimp. I've been dreaming of this stuff ever since. Has anybody ever encountered this or anything like it, and do I have any chance at all of finding it commercially in the US?

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: ellahats Oct 5, 2009 08:28 PM

    the paste is called "shitor din" - it's a condiment that originated in Ghana. if you Google it you can find basic recipes for making your own.

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      ellahats RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 6, 2009 07:39 AM

      Thanks so much! That's just what I was looking for.

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