Red red

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Red red is a Ghanaian dish composed of black eyed peas popularly known as beans, cooked in palm oil with plantain.[1] The dish derives its name from the red color it takes on from the red palm oil (zomi) and the fried plantain. Red Red typically consists of fish, such as tinned mackerel or pilchards, black eyed peas, scotch bonnet, onions, oil and tomatoes.[2]

Red Red
Place of originGhana
Created byGaDangme(or Ga) people
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsblack eyed peas (beans), tomatoes,onions, palm oil, red chili, pepper, and salt


  • Black eyed beans
  • Palm oil
  • Onions, tomato paste, tomatoes and red chili
  • Curry powder
  • Salt[3]

Method of preparation[edit]

  • Wash and boil the beans and drain it or simmer till they're soft
  • heat the palm oil in a saucepan and add the chopped onions
  • add tomato paste, ginger, chili, garlic and curry powder
  • Add the beans and stir occasionally until the sharp tomato taste is lost
  • Add salt to taste [4]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ Steven J. Salm; Toyin Falola (1 January 2002). Culture and Customs of Ghana. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 109–. ISBN 978-0-313-32050-7.
  2. ^ Lonely Planet (1 September 2014). Food Lover's Guide to the World: Experience the Great Global Cuisines. Lonely Planet Publications. pp. 375–. ISBN 978-1-74360-581-3.
  3. ^ "Ghanaian recipe: red-red". Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  4. ^ "Red-red stew with spiced plantain". BBC Food. Retrieved 2019-05-04.