Wednesday, July 1, 2009

African Greens

Here is one of shareholder Anna’s favorite Swiss Chard recipes:

Sukuma Wiki (soo-KOO-mah WEE-kee)
In Kenya a bunch of Sukuma Wiki (push the week along) costs approximately five cents (U.S.) Eaten with ugali (grain porridge) it is the cheap, nutritious staple meal of many Kenyans. Kale is the closest substitute in North America. Swiss chard and spinach also work well.

In small amount of water, cook until just tender:
Leaves from 1 bunch kale, finely chopped (I always use Swiss chard.)
1 green pepper, chopped
Salt to taste
Brown in 1 T. oil over medium heat:
1 large onion, thinly sliced
Add and fry until oil separates:
2 T. tomato paste
1 clove garlic, crushed
Add cooked greens and mix thoroughly.

from “Extending the Table... A World Community Cookbook”

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