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Greens with Peanuts

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Ingredients Edit

  • two pounds cassava leaves;
  • cleaned, stems removed; and pounded in a mortar with a pestle
  • one cup peanuts, roasted and shelled

Directions Edit

  1. In a large pot, heat two or three cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add greens, cover and cook until tender (twenty minutes to an hour depending on type of greens).
  3. While the greens are cooking:
  4. Crush the peanuts with a mortar and pestle (or crush them under a rolling pin).
  5. When the greens are tender:
  6. If using peanuts: Reduce heat, add crushed peanuts, cover and cook for an additional ten minutes.
  7. If using Peanut butter: Remove most of the liquid from the greens, mix some of it with the Peanut butter to make a smooth sauce.
  8. Add the sauce to the greens and simmer on a very low heat for a few minutes.
  9. Season with salt, black pepper, and Cayenne or red pepper, to taste.

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