Recipe by Karen Elizabeth
Found online at www.fooddownunder.com, while looking for economical 'African' recipes. Tasty and nutritious, a vegetarian main dish or a good side dish. You could easily add garlic, cooking it with the onions, add some mushrooms, adding with the tomatoes, and I think some chilli, fresh, powdered or flaked, would also add a bit of spice to this very versatile dish!
Top Review by mersaydees
I find this dish to have interest, great nutrition, and some versatility as Karen Elizabeth and other reviewers suggests. I made as directed with canned tomatoes (mostly a time issue as I'm quite adept at peeling tomatoes :)) and a 16 ounce bag of frozen chopped spinach which I drained well beforehand. When I saw the price at the grocer for 2 pounds of fresh spinach I choked! I went back home and re-reviewed the recipe and thought that not only would frozen work for the recipe - it does - it also works for my budget! Caution: this is not a pretty dish; when I went to take a picture of it (I'm the 8th reviewer and no one else had submitted a photo - my first clue as to whether or not this dish is photogenic!) I literally threw on some peanuts to give it that J'nes se qua. Thanks, Karen Elizabeth, for a great and simple twist on spinach that goes well with Indian cuisine! Made for NAME tag game.
- 2 medium onions
- 2 large tomatoes or 410 g canned tomatoes
- 2 lbs spinach
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- oil (for frying)
Directions See How It's Made
- Slice the onions and fry in oil until soft.
- Peel the tomatoes in boiling water (or use tinned tomatoes). Slice and add to the onions.
- Wash, trim and chop the spinach coarsely.
- Add to the stew and cook, covered, over a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.
- Thin the peanut butter with hot water to make a smooth paste.
- Add to the stew.
- Season with salt and pepper and cook for another 5 - 10 minutes, stirring and adding water if necessary to prevent sticking.
- Serve over steamed rice, polenta, or mashed potatoes, in fact, you could eat it with anything, really!