Zambia's version of the "Greens in Peanut Sauce" found all over Central and Southern Africa, Ifisashi, is usually a vegetarian greens and peanuts dish. However, meat can be added if any is handy. Ifisashi is usually served with Nshima, a sort of cornmeal dumpling or mush. Also served in Chad.
- Serves 4
- 1 to 2 cups raw peanuts, shelled and skins removed
- 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 or three pounds of collard greens, pumpkin leaves, sweet potato leaves, stems removed, washed, rinsed, and chopped
- salt (to taste)
- cooked cabbage (optional)
- leftover cooked beef, chicken, or fish (optional)
- Grind, chop, or pound peanuts into a fine powder.
- Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
- Add the peanuts, tomatoes, and onion.
- Cook on high heat for several minutes, stirring often.
- Reduce heat to medium.
- Stir in greens.
- Add salt.
- Cook for 15 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.
- Add water if mixture becomes dry and starts to scorch.
- Continue cooking until greens and peanuts are reduced to a thick sauce.
- Adjust seasoning and add optional ingredients.
- Serve hot.