Zambia's version of the Greens in Peanut
Sauce found all over Central and Southern Africa, Ifisashi, is
usually a vegetarian greens and peanuts dish. However, meat can
be added if any is handy. Ifisashi is usually served with Nshima,
a sort of cornmeal dumpling or mush.
1 - 2 cups raw peanuts, shelled and skins
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 - 3 pounds of collard greens, pumpkin leaves, sweet potato
leaves (or similar), or spinach; stems removed, washed, rinsed, and chopped
salt (to taste)
cooked cabbage (optional)
leftover cooked beef, chicken, or fish (optional)
Grind, chop, or pound peanuts into a fine
powder. (Or you can start with natural, sugar-free peanut
butter.) Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add
the peanuts, tomatoes, and onion. Cook on high heat for several
minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in greens.
Add salt. Cover. Cook for 15 minutes to an hour, stirring
occasionally. (Cooking time varies by type of greens used.) Add
water if mixture becomes dry and starts to scorch. Continue
cooking until greens and peanuts are reduced to a thick sauce.
Adjust seasoning and add optional ingredients. Serve hot.
country : Zambia
course : main course
source : Bing [IRE_tag]