Another great way to include spinach into your diet is by adding it to foods which will normally be prepared without it. It’s dark green color not only beautifies the dish but also adds taste and nutrients to your food which is important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.
If you know how to prepare groundnut soup, then the only thing to take note of is to add spinach towards the end. That is, when your soup is almost cooked since over cooking vegetables makes them loss their nutrients.
Also note that groundnut soup does not have to be prepared with oil, because the groundnuts have alot of oil already. If you cook it for long oil will start oozing out.
SmartCooks Tip: Spice and grill your fish on charcoal or in an oven to give it the crispy oily taste instead of deep-frying to reduce fat!
This spinach groundnut soup can be eaten with whole grain rice, boiled plantains, yam or any other tuber of choice.Don’t forget to leave your comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
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Peanut Spinach Sauce
2 cups dried Peanuts, grilled and ground
3 large flesh tomatoes
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon White and black pepper
1 Habanero pepper (optional)
1/4 leeks, chopped
3 Parsley leaves
1 Celery stem
5-7 Garlic cloves,
1 small ginger Piece
1 Tsps. Peanut Oil
250g fresh or frozen Spinach
750g fresh Fish of choice
- Clean fish, add salt and set aside.
- Grill peanuts in a pan till brown, blend in a food processor into a thick paste adding water as required and set aside.
- Chop onions, tomaotes, leeks, parsley and celery, set aside.
- Then blend ginger, garlic, habanero, white and black pepper and set aside.
- In a cooking pot, heat oil at medium heat, add onions, leeks, tomatoes, parsley and celery and stir for 5 mins.
- Next, add peanut paste and water bit by bit to soften and smoothen peanut paste and bring to a boil for 10 mins.
- Then, add ground ginger, garlic and peppers and let cook for another 10 mins.
- Add fish and salt through to taste and cook for 5 mins depending on the fish you are using.
- Serve hot with boiled ripe plantains, Brown Rice or tuber of choice.
- 1. Meat, fresh or dried fish also work well with this recipe.
- 2. If you are a vegetarian, simple leave out meat and fish.
- 3. Depending on what you are eating this sauce with, make it thicker – add less water – if you eating with tubers like yam, plantain or sweet potatoes. Make it thinner by adding more water to eat with Rice.