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    Ifisashi

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    Annacia's Note:

    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 traditionally served with Nshima, It's like polenta.

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    Ingredients:

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    • 1 -2 cup raw peanuts, shelled and skins removed (or natural unsweetened peanut butter)
    • 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 -3 lbs collard greens, pumpkin leaves, sweet potato leaves (or similar)
    • salt (to taste)
    • cooked cabbage (optional)
    • leftover cooked beef, chicken (optional) or fish (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Grind, chop, or pound peanuts into a fine powder. (Or you can start with natural, sugar-free peanut butter.).
    2. 2
      Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a large pot and add the peanuts, tomatoes, and onion.
    3. 3
      Cook on high heat for several minutes, stirring often.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat to medium and stir in greens, add salt.
    5. 5
      Cover and cook for 15 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. (Cooking time varies by type of greens used).
    6. 6
      Add water if mixture becomes dry and starts to scorch.
    7. 7
      Continue cooking until greens and peanuts are reduced to a thick sauce. Adjust seasoning and add optional ingredients if desired.
    8. 8
      Serve hot.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ifisashi

    Serving Size: 1 (235 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 288.0
     
    Calories from Fat 170
    59%
    Total Fat 18.9 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    13%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 47.0 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.9 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 10.6 g
    42%
    Sugars 5.1 g
    20%
    Protein 15.0 g
    30%

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