SPINACH AND GROUNDNUT STEW

 

1 onion, chopped

1 chili pepper, chopped

1 tablespoon oil

˝ cup finely ground unsalted peanuts

1 cup coconut milk

1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

salt to taste

 

In a heavy stewing pan, sauté onions and chili pepper in oil until onion is transparent. Add peanuts and coconut milk, slowly, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Add spinach and salt to taste. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until spinach is cooked.

Variation : Without the nuts and coconut milk, this becomes Braised Spinach. Cook and drain spinach. Sauté onion and chili in oil until onion is golden. Add cooked spinach and 1 teaspoon salt and sauté several minutes, stirring well.

 

Serves 4.

 

area : Kenya and Tanzania

course : vegan dish

 

source : Best of Regional African Cooking / Harva Hachten

 

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