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                       West African Chicken Soup/Stew
 
 Recipe By     : cici@nature.berkeley.edu (Cici)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews                    African
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  pounds        chicken  -- cut up
    1                    onion  -- chopped
    1      pound         mushrooms  -- chopped
    1      bunch         collard greens  -- or spinach or other
    6      ounces        tomato paste
                         West African Red Pepper
                         salt
 
 Stem and chop greens.
  Put chicken, onion and mushrooms in soup pot.  Add enough water to just 
 barely cover ingredients.  Turn on medium-high heat.  Cover and cook while 
 you're washing and chopping the greens, about 10 minutes.  Add salt, red 
 pepper and tomato paste.  Boil for about another 5 or 10 minutes.  Add 
 greens and replace lid, steaming greens and stirring them in. Variations: 
 sometimes we add some exotic ingredients like smoked fish and/or ground 
 egusi (which is a kind of melon seed), but it’s perfectly tasty without 
 these additions. This is traditionally served with “fufu” which is a 
 doughy starch made variously from gari (roasted, fermented, ground 
 cassava), or from semolina flour or from various combinations of bisquick, 
 potato budds, potato starch, etc. It’s also good over rice.
 
 
                    
 
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