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Gambian Spinach Stew Recipe - 'Plasas' or 'Palasas'

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1) 2 packages frozen chopped spinach

2) 1 pound stewing beef

3) 1/2 pound smoked fish, flaked

4) 2 hot chili peppers

5) 1 large onion, chopped

6) 1/4 cup groundnut paste (peanut butter)

7) 3 cups water

9) 1-1/2 cups palm oil

1) Cut meat into bit-size portions.
2) Put in saucepan with two cups of water, salt, chopped onions and peppers.
3) Bring to boil and add palm oil.
4) Continue cooking partly covered. Cook for 1-1/2 hours over medium heat.
5) Add spinach (previously thawed and drained), flaked fish and groundnut paste mixed with water.
6) Stir, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  * The recipe is served with steamed rice.

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