How to prepare Aprapransa
In this article, we’re preparing Aprapransa. We first start with the preparation of palm nut soup then we proceed to the second part. Ingredients; Palm nut extract, Dried fish( Any preferred meat can be added), Crab( as in the traditional way of garnishing the meal), Roasted cornmeal flour, Veg ( onions, pepper, ginger, garlic, tomatoes), Salt and seasons of choice.
Now to the Steps
Prepare the meat or fish to be used. Season with your choice of seasons, add blended onions+garlic+ginger if preferred. Add salt to taste. Allow meat/fish to steam for about 5-10 min. Blend tomatoes and pepper and (more onions for flavour optional ) Add to the steamed meat .
Dilute palm nut extract with warm water and bring to a boil. Dilute and melt the palm extract in warm water. Strain the palm nut extract to meat.
Add crab after about 5 mins.Allow soup to boil/ cook for 15- 25min [Normally ready when the palm oil separates to the top. Also,taste to see if the fresh taste of the palm is completely gone].
Palm nut soup ready, proceed to Apraprasa preparation
Scoop about 8 ladles into a separate saucepan. Add about 9-10 tablespoons of the cornmeal gradually and a spoonful at a time, stirring the mixture at the same time and continuously till desired pasty texture is achieved and all lumps completely dissolved. Add a scoop of soup and allow to steam for a couple of minutes. Serve into your bowl, garnishing with the crab on top, and enjoy.
Hope this helps you. Thanks for reading.
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