1 large onion

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 tblsp. oil

1 can sardines

2 large tomatoes, chopped, or 2 oz. tomato paste

1 chili pepper, or 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 bunch leafy greens, or 1 small package frozen greens (spinach, turnip greens, kale, etc.)


In a large, heavy pan, brown onion and garlic lightly in oil. Add the other ingredients and cover with about 2 cups water. simmer for 30 minutes. Serve over rice or stiff porridge.

Variations: Substitute fresh, smoked or salt-dried fish for the sardines.


Serves 2 - 4.


country : Benin

course : fish dish


source : The Africa News Cookbook : African Cooking for Western Kitchens / Tami Hultman