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- one to two pounds (or more) of mfumbwa (fumbwa), or substitute any other greens
- one cup peanuts (or Peanut butter)
- one or two ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped (or canned tomato paste, or canned tomato)
- one leek (or one Onion), finely chopped
- one piece of dried, salted, or smoked (the size of your hand), bones and skin removed, cleaned, soaked in water, and rinsed
- one cup red palm oil
- Place the greens in a large pot.
- Add enough water to partially cover.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, (do not cover), and simmer until greens begin to become tender.
- Add water if pot becomes dry.
- Grind, chop, or pound peanuts into a fine paste.
- When greens are mostly tender and liquid is reduced, add tomatoes (or tomato paste), leek and dried .
- Continue to simmer, on low heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer until everything is tender and ready to eat.
- Remove a cup of the pot liquid and combine it with the Peanut paste in a bowl.
- Stir to obtain a smooth sauce.
- 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.