Shito is by far, Ghana’s favorite condiment. Shito means “spicy” in Ga, one of the languages of Ghana spoken in the region of Accra, the capital of the country. In the rest of Ghana, black pepper is called shito or shitor din.
Shito is made with dried shrimp, dried fish, green pepper, and oil.
It is eaten with almost everything, used in place of ketchup, Chinese sauce, pepper sauce, and stews. It is a very tasty multi-purpose condiment popularly taken to schools by students who don’t have access to refrigerators during their 3 months stay in school.