SHITTO (West African Hot Sauce)

Shitto (West African Hot Sauce)

Shitto is eaten with a lot of dishes in West Africa like fried rice, Kenkey, Banku, Eba, Waakye, etc.


Powdered Shrimp

Powdered Bony Fish

Powdered Cayenne Pepper

Blended Onions

Blended Ginger

Maggie cube


Pinch of salt

Can of Tomato Paste

Habanero Pepper (Optional)


Start by frying the blended onions for 5 minutes, and add your blended ginger and let cook for another 5 minutes. Add bony fish and shrimp powder and stir in the Maggie cube. Lower the stove and let it simmer for another 20-30 minutes and add your can of tomato paste.

4 thoughts on “SHITTO (West African Hot Sauce)

  1. Queenette

    I love Shitto! I will try this recipe and let you know how it comes out. Thanks Fred!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      I’m glad you love shitto, its an all time hit :). Please let me know how it goes.

  2. Adeola @

    Is there a way to make this without the tomato paste? I don’t like can food, can’t stand the “can” taste. Also, it seems like the paste will kill the pepper & shrimp tase

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Adeola, you can do it without canned tomato paste. I add it for flavor, you can choose to not add it. Some people use the dried cayenne pepper but I choose to use fresh habaneros. Thanks for asking.

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