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Description Edit

This is an African greens and Peanut dish.

Ingredients Edit

  • 2 pounds of fumbwa (alsno known as mfumbwa), cleaned, stems removed; and pounded in a mortar with a pestle
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 1 piece of dried fish, bones and skin removed, cleaned, soaked in water, and rinsed
  • 1cup red palm oil


Directions Edit

  1. Place the greens in a large pot and cover with water.
  2. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until greens begin to become tender.
  3. Grind, chop, or pound peanuts into a fine paste.
  4. When greens are mostly tender and liquid is reduced, add the tomato, leek and dried fish. #Continue to simmer, on low heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer until everything is tender and ready to eat.
  5. Remove a cup of the pot liquid and combine it with the Peanut paste in a bowl. Stir to obtain a smooth sauce.
  6. Stir the Peanut sauce into the greens, and reduce heat to as low as possible. Top with red palm oil and simmer for a few more minutes.
  7. Serve with boiled rice or Baton de manioc.

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