Sardines-Greens Stew

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Oil for frying (palm oil is most authentic, but any vegetable oil will do)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-2.5 pounds of spinach, cleaned, stems removed
  • salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper or red pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tin - canned sardines (two or three cans would be better)

How to Make Sardines-Greens Stew

  • If using dried or salted fish:
  • Soak fish in water for a few hours, rinse and remove any skin or bones, and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat a few spoonful of oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion and garlic for a few minutes.
  • Add the spinach (or greens) and fry them at high heat for a few minutes, stirring continually.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, the salt and pepper, and a cup of water.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the greens are nearly tender.
  • Add the sardines (or other preserved fish) and continue to simmer until the greens are ready to eat.
  • Serve with Baton de Manioc / Chikwangue, or fufu, plantains, or rice.