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#1 Moby Dick

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:37 PM

CAN ANYONE HELP ME HOW TO PREPARE APRAPRANSA?
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 10:55 AM

Dont want to sound mean, but where are the women in your lives? Most of you seem to do your own cooking and i do wonder when you are going to settle down with some good women who can feed you proper grub :smilie_laugh:

Anyway, here you are my dear.

Ingredients: 1. Palm nut soup (hope you know how to prepare that one?) For maximum effect add red kidney beans to the soup and crabs for garnishing if you can get them. Any fish or meat you wanna use in the soup is up to you but meat is better as it wont break up. No Prekese in the soup please! I know you Ashantes are hooked on the stuff.
2. Roasted maize flour; or kyekyere the kind you use to cook local Tom brown.....not the imported one. All the good Ghanaian shops should sell some.
3. Salt
4. Sauce Pan or Dadesein if you got one
5. Banku Ta or a wooden laddle.

Lets get cooking:
The palmnut soup is the only liquid you are going to cook this dish with so take note.
Scoop a few laddles of the finished palmnut soup into the saucepan you are going to cook the Aprans in and bring to a boil.
In the meantime the rest of the soup should be on the side hot and simmering. Cold soup will spoil the dish.
Now pour a reasonable amount of the roasted corn powder into the sauce pan and stir as you would do with akple or banku.
The rest of the palm nut soup is what you would substitute for water till the apras is done.
A well cooked one should be very moist and pliable so give it some good cooking time and turning plus loads of palmnut soup.
For serving, scoop it into a square or round bowl and smoothen the top, then turn it onto a plate. Garnish it with the crabs and some of the kidney beans.
The meat and some of the kidney beans will be entrenched in the mixture and makes for nice discovery.

Eat it hot or cold. I like mine cold and sliced into wedges. But some people like it moist and hot; straight from the sauce pan. Add some of the soup to it if you want.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 11:17 AM

Thanks watchim im making apranpransa this weekend with my canned plam fruit then.

No Prekese in the soup please! I know you Ashantes are hooked on the stuff.

Dont i know all about prekese, i put them in every soup i make. I actually dont know the essence of it, i think i do it because its a cultural thing.

Edited by babydoll1, 21 August 2006 - 11:17 AM.

IF YOU HAVE TO EAT A FROG DONT STARE AT IT TOO LONG. IF YOU HAVE TO EAT TWO EAT THE BIG ONE FIRST.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 11:00 PM

THANKS WATCHIM, I MADE IT AND THERE WERE NO LUMPS AND SHE REALLY ENJOYS IT.

I DIDN'T PUT MYSELF IN THE SOUP :D LIKE YOU SAID EARLIER.

I'M A FANTI :D

TANX ONCE AGAIN :cheekkiss:
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 04:51 AM

Thanks watchim im making apranpransa this weekend with my canned plam fruit then.

No Prekese in the soup please! I know you Ashantes are hooked on the stuff.

Dont i know all about prekese, i put them in every soup i make. I actually dont know the essence of it, i think i do it because its a cultural thing.


prekese is a spice which smells nicely and it is medicine, among others for high blood pressure.
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:46 PM

i had no idea. my maternal family have high blood pressure and my paternal side low blood so i always try to watch my stress levels, now that i know about prekese i shall be wanting him, erm it in abundance.
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Posted 25 August 2006 - 04:48 PM

i had no idea. my maternal family have high blood pressure and my paternal side low blood so i always try to watch my stress levels, now that i know about prekese i shall be wanting him, erm it in abundance.


not him, but it!
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Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:59 PM

I have got to make some Aprapransa tonight!

Aaaaahhh! :D
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:29 AM

i made some at the weekend with watchim's reciepe. and it turned out very nice i was very suprised as it was my first time ever preparing it.
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:06 AM

I have got to make some Aprapransa tonight!

Aaaaahhh! :D



Yes, I finally made some this evening.
I finally figured out why I got half the pics. I didn't wait for the pics to finish uploading.

Now the beauty of the meal.
And all from a microwave oven.

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Below, I did justice to the meal.
Really tasty. Worth the effort.

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Edited by hipic_junction, 06 February 2007 - 12:48 AM.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:53 AM

I have got to make some Aprapransa tonight!

Aaaaahhh! :D



Yes, I finally made some this evening.
Unfortunately, i could not get the full picture to load.

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someday I want to taste your cooking - you seem to be a Master Chef! it looks delicious! minus the wine. I don't do alcohol. :lol:
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:55 AM

Dont want to sound mean, but where are the women in your lives? Most of you seem to do your own cooking and i do wonder when you are going to settle down with some good women who can feed you proper grub :smilie_laugh:


I just love men who can cook for themselves (and me!).
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:21 PM

Dont want to sound mean, but where are the women in your lives? Most of you seem to do your own cooking and i do wonder when you are going to settle down with some good women who can feed you proper grub :smilie_laugh:


I just love men who can cook for themselves (and me!).



Can he cook.............. :unsure: :unsure:
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:39 PM

I am making some tonight.
I will have to go by the grocery store for some king-crab legs.
Also on the list will be avocado. Forgot to pick that up yesterday.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:39 PM

This is what i called APRAPRANSA DIGITALLY REMASTERED. The idea came last week and prepared with fine semoule(polenta)
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:30 PM

This is what i called APRAPRANSA DIGITALLY REMASTERED. The idea came last week and prepared with fine semoule(polenta)
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Did you roast the semoule?
I have slow-roasted yellow cornmeal in the oven, shaking every few minutes. It came out really nice.

Edited by hipic_junction, 21 May 2008 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:22 PM

That looks delicious. I haven't eaten aprapransa in ages.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:27 AM

looks lovely!

where are the crab claws then to finish it off?
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 01:30 PM

looks lovely!

where are the crab claws then to finish it off?



There were no crabs and the palm stuff.

I will come with the recipe soon.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:30 PM

looks lovely!

where are the crab claws then to finish it off?



its Moby's 'MODERN" aprepensa :smilie_laugh:
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