African Pineapple Peanut Stew

"goes surprisingly well with noodles"
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  • In a covered saucepan, saute the onions and garlic in the oil for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are lightly browned.
  • While the onions saute, wash the kale.
  • Remove the stems. Stack the leaves on a cutting surface and slice crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices.
  • Add the pineapple and its juice to the onions and bring to a simmer. Stir in the kale, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring a couple of times, until just tender.
  • Mix in the peanut butter, hot pepper sauce, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.

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  1. Really simple and full of flavor. I'm always overloaded with kale, and I'm greatful you shared the recipe! We ate it over rice, as Enjolinfam suggested.
  2. The flavors of this were FANTASTIC! My family loved it, but then we love most peanut sauces. It was thicker and a smaller amount than I had thought it would be, but mixed with some rice it was the perfect amount for my family of four. I definetely reccomend eating this with rice, because even though the flavors are terrific they can be strong and just right with some rice. We WILL have this again. Thanks! Made for ZWT4 - Los Jefes de la Cocina.
  3. I love this recipe with couscous as the recipe suggests! I *had many Moosewood cookbooks, until recently when I moved and many of my things disappeared en route. I'm SO grateful that most of the recipes I've since looked for are available on line; Thank you, @PinkCherryBlossom!
  4. this is from the moosewood restaurant cooks at home cookbook which recommends serving it with rice/millet/couscous and tooping with peanuts and scallions. mooswood puts out some great cookbooks and i highly recommend picking them up, i have several (great vegetarian and some fish recipes).
  5. We had friends over and we all liked it.


  1. I've made this for years, and it's also really good with a can of drained chickpeas thrown in--makes it a little more filling and ups the protein/fiber content.


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