You can also make your own little “imitation” crab shells by forgoing the crab shells using large hollowed out red tomato, a large red grilled bell pepper or use an attractive red baking dish. However if you happen to boil your own crabs for this recipe simply remove the large shell, clean and stuff.
Akotonshi Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs
Ghanaian cuisine has diverse traditional dishes one of which is Akotonshi or Ghanaian Stuffed Crabs.
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2 cups crab meat or imitation crab meat
24 small fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined
2 medium size ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
2 bunches of green onions, chopped
3 cups tomato puree
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion power
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Add all ingredients into a large pot just long enough to cook shrimp about 3-5 minutes. Spoon mixture into clean crab shells garnish with green onions, the top of the tomato or pepper.
Did you know…?
You can stuff a hot chili pepper with the crab mixture for your chilihead friend who loves ghost peppers.