*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                       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
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    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
 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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