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Krain-Krain Plasas

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sun, 2012-10-21 14:27

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceFavourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time
35 minutes
Cooking time
50 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 25 minutes

Description

Made from krain-krain leaves, palm oil and fish. Fish is an excellent source of protein and calcium.

Ingredients

2 bunches
krain-krain leaves
1⁄2 pint
palm oil
2  
fish (dried)
1 pound
beef
1⁄2 cup
cockle (or shrimps dried optional)
2  
pepper (red)
1  
onion (large)
3 cups
water
1⁄4 teaspoon
cooking soda
   
salt (to taste)

Notes

For a more slimy consistency add leaves before palm oil and omit cockle and shrimps.

Instructions

How to make Krain-Krain Plasas?
1. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes and put into a saucepan with water, cockle or shrimps. Cook over moderate heat.
2. Grind onion and pepper and add to the meat. Simmer until the meat is tender.
3. Add palm oil and cook for about 10 minutes.
4. Wash and shred leaves into large pieces and add to the sauce.
5. Add cooking soda and cook gently.
6. Flake fish and add to the sauce. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the desired consistency is reached.
7. Add salt to taste.
8. Serve with foofoo or rice.

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