Lady Harriet’s special Domedo

Lady Harriet’s special Domedo

Lady Harriet’s special Domedo


October 25, 2015

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Domedo or “Do-m3-do” as it is correctly pronounced (m3 as in te in tell and do as in the toa in toad) is grilled pork popular as night time street food in Ghana. Like many African recipes there are are numerous variations and styles. This domedo recipe was inspired by domedo I tasted about two years ago and made by my Auntie Harriet.

Lady Harriet’s special Domedo


kg Pork joints cut into small to medium sized pieces (about 2-3 inches)

2 medium sized onions

100g ginger

2-4 tablespoons of virgin oil

1-2 Scotch bonnets

2 tablespoons thyme

6 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon rosemary

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon black peppercorn

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1-2 tablespoons salt or to taste


1Blend the onions, garlic and scotch bonnet peppers in virgin oil

2Add the thyme, cayenne pepper, rosemary, ground cinnamon, black peppercorn, coriander seeds and salt to the blend and blend for about 20-30 seconds to mix well

3Lay the pork pieces on a baking tray

4Pour the blend onto the pork to mix mix well

5Grill for 30-40 minutes on medium to high heat.

Wash and dry the pork pieces with a piece of cloth before rubbing the spice mix or paste in to allow the spices to soak more into the meat
Pour out excess liquid to use as stock later as you grill
High heat was used to get the pork chargrilled in the last 5-10 minutes


1 Review


October 25, 2015

Absolutely one of my favourites. East to cook too

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