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Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Peanut Butter Stew - Dovi
Very economical as it will serve a party of six. Nutricious too.
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine or oil
1 chicken, cut into pieces
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced and crushed
3 to 4 fresh tomatoes (or 1 large can of tomatoes)
1 teaspoon salt & 1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1 chili pepper or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 pound spinach or pumpkin leaves
In a large pot over medium heat, sauté onions in butter or margarine or oil until golden brown. Add garlic, salt and chili pepper.
Stir for 2 or 3 minutes then add green peppers and chicken. Brown the chicken.
When all the chicken pieces are brown on every side, mash tomatoes with a fork and mix them into the stew, along with about 2 cups water. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
Thin the peanut butter with a few spoons of hot broth and add half to the pot. Simmer until the meat is well-cooked. Season to taste with salt and pepper
Boil spinach or pumpkin leaves for several minutes until tender. Drain and toss with the remainder of the peanut paste. Serve stew and greens side by side.