Fumbwa Recipe (Congolese Wild Spinach Stew) By The Spruce Eats

Fumbwa Recipe (Congolese Wild Spinach Stew) By The Spruce Eats


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Fumbwa Recipe (Congolese Wild Spinach Stew) By The Spruce Eats
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins

Fumbwa Recipe (Congolese Wild Spinach Stew)  - Congolese cooking techniques are quite unique in the sense that green leafy vegetables are boiled down with onions and tomatoes, prior to adding palm oil, whereas, in other regions, the onions and tomatoes are usually sautéed first. Palm oil is therefore used more as a flavor enhancer and natural food coloring rather than just as a cooking oil for sautéing or frying.

This dish is traditionally served with fou fou (fufu) or boiled plantains.

 1/2 cup water
 11 ounces (300 grams) baby spinach, finely chopped
 3 spring onions
 2 cloves garlic
 2 ripe tomatoes
 1 cup smoked catfish, soaked and rinsed, then chopped
 3 tbsp red palm oil
 1 cup ground peanuts, or 4 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter

Ingredients

 1/2 cup water
 11 ounces (300 grams) baby spinach, finely chopped
 3 spring onions
 2 cloves garlic
 2 ripe tomatoes
 1 cup smoked catfish, soaked and rinsed, then chopped
 3 tbsp red palm oil
 1 cup ground peanuts, or 4 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter
Fumbwa Recipe (Congolese Wild Spinach Stew) By The Spruce Eats

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