West African Peanut Stew

Also known as groundnut stew or maafe, this West African Peanut Stew is a staple among the Mandinka and Bambara people of Mali.

bunch Collard greens Sliced thin 
clove Garlic Minced 
½  tbsp Ginger (fresh) Minced 
½   Onion, yellow Diced 
 Potato, sweet Peeled, chopped 
 Tomato, Roma Diced 
cup Stock, chicken  
¾  cup Peanut butter Pref. natural (unsweetened) 
14.5-oz can Tomatoes, crushed  
tsp Tomato paste  
 Chicken thighs  
 Scotch bonnet pepper  
  Oil, canola  
  Pepper, black  

1 Brown the chicken on all sides in a pot with oil over medium-high heat; remove and set aside. 

2 Add the onion, garlic and ginger to the same pot and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 min. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and peanut butter. 

3 Add the stock and chicken. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 10-12 min. 

4 Add the potatoes, tomatoes, greens and chile pepper. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are cooked through, about 20 min. Season to taste. 

Serve with steamed rice. 

Yield: 4 servings


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