African Pineapple Peanut Stew

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 4 cups chopped greens
  • 2 cups un-drained crushed, canned pineapple (1 20 oz. can)
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • salt
  • chopped scallions

In a covered sauce pan, sauté the onions and garlic in the oil for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are lightly browned.  While the onions sauté, wash the greens, removing and discarding any large stems.  Slice the greens crosswise into 1 inch wide slices.   Add the pineapple and its juice to the onions and bring to a simmer.  Stir in the greens, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the greens are tender.  Stir in the peanut butter, Tabasco and cilantro.  Simmer for 5 more minutes.  Add salt to taste and serve garnished with chopped scallions.