Tanzanian Curried Spinach With Peanut Butter
The original recipe came from the Africhef recipe website, however I make it just a little bit different. This can be served as a side dish, or over rice as a main dish!
SERVES 2 -4
- 2 lbs fresh spinach leaves
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 large tomato
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 (8 ounce) can coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons butter, 1/2 stick
- 1 teaspoon salt, less if desired
- fresh coarse ground black pepper
Wash the spinach leaves, stack and roll leaves together, then coarsely chop.
Place the tomato carefully into a small pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, peel skin off. Slice tomato in half and scoop out runny inside, discard this part, then coarsely chop the fleshy part.
In small bowl, whisk the peanut butter and coconut milk til smooth.
Heat the butter over medium low heat in large frying pan.
Add the onion, tomato, salt and curry powder and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Stir only occasionally so that you don't break up the tomato too much.
Add the spinach, and continue cooking for about 10 minutes, until the spinach is softened, but not overly cooked.
Stir in the peanut butter/coconut milk mixture.
Simmer, over medium-low heat, for about another 5-8 minutes, stirring constantly, to make sure that the mixture doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
Season lightly with a little coarse ground pepper to taste.
Serve as is as a side dish, or over hot cooked rice for a main dish.