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Green (Spinach) Plasas

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sat, 2012-10-20 16:57

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceFavourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
50 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes

Description

Plasas the sauce, from Sierra Leone and Gambia, is greens and meat stew

Ingredients

2 bunches
greens (spinach)
1⁄2 cup
egusi (powdered)
1⁄2 pint
palm oil
1 pound
meat
2  
fish (large dried)
1⁄2 cup
shrimps (or cockle)
2  
peppers (ground)
2  
onion (large ground)
2 cups
water
   
salt (to taste)
   
ogiri (flavourings - optional)

Instructions

How to cook Plasas?
Method:- Simmering/stewing
1. Cut up meat into cubes and put in a saucepan of water. Cook until almost tender.
2. Add ground pepper, onions, palm oil, ogiri, shrimps or cockle and simmer gently for about 15 minutes.
3. Wash and shred leaves. Add to the sauce. Do not boil and throw away the water.
4. Cook until the leaves are tender.
5. Flake and add fish. Simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add salt to taste.
6. Mix the egusi with some water, add to the sauce, cover the saucepan and simmer gently for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally or until desired consistency is obtained.
7. Serve with rice or foofoo.

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