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Spinach stew is a Ghanaian favorite stew which is usually served with rice, yams and plantains.
It was a favorite of our household and we will have it once a week for lunch right after school.
Unfortunately I would get myself in trouble by staining my shirts. And if you’ve had Spinach stew from Ghana when it stains it stays.
What I didn’t like about it was that I’d stain my shirts and get myself in trouble.
My wife told me when we first met that her favorite food was plantains and spinach stew.
So one day I cooked it and invited her over for lunch. She admitted later that the stew wasn’t that great, but I more than made up for it later :).
The picture above shows plantain and the stew with a few slices of avocados.
Surprisingly fresh plantains can be found on Amazon.
This is a favorite stew of many Ghanaians, which is made out of Spinach, onions, fresh tomatoes, ginger, garlic, oil, salt, habanero peppers, other spices. It served with rice, yams, plantains, etc.
- 1 Bulb Onion
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 4 Habanero Peppers You don't have to use as many.
- 1 Pound Fresh Spinach
- 3 Fresh Tomatoes
- 1/4 Ginger root
- 1 Tsp Salt Or salt to taste
- 4 Tbsp Canola oil You can use Olive oil too
Start off by chopping up the spinach, tomatoes and onions and set aside
Chop up your garlic, ginger and habanero peppers and blend with a little of water.
Pour oil in a pre-heated pan and fry your onions for about 5 minutes.
Add in the blended produce and tomatoes and let cook for another 5 minutes.
Now you can add your spinach, lower the heat to medium and let simmer for about 45 minutes. Because the spinach and tomatoes have a lot of fluid in them and you don't want your stew to soggy. So after about an hour of cooking your world famous spinach stew is ready to be served.
16 thoughts on “Spinach Stew”
Oh, wow… habanero peppers and ginger root! You’ve got my attention now Fred! This sounds delicious, and I love learning about different cultures so thanks for sharing. Glad you made it up to your wife too! 😉
Yes Catherine I use habaneros and ginger root in most of the things I cook. Thanks for stopping!
Loved the read about your wife. I reckon this stew has improved in recent time, it certainly looks delicious! And I love plantains too.
Yes it has! It was usually good, just that one time didn’t go quite well.
I love eating spinach! It’s so good for you. This is such a creative way to cook it too!
Spinach is a healthy meal for sure. Thanks a lot!
I have never heard of spinach stew. We eat spinach here all the time. I know my husband would LOVE the spice from all those peppers. Sounds like a great comfort food dish for the cold weather. I’m sure it will warm you up in a hurry.
It does warm you up in a hurry, but you can use fewer pepper that is if you can’t handle 4. Thanks Gloria!
Spinach Stew is new to me, always fun to see recipes from all over the world. Interesting combination of habaneros and ginger.
Everything in this dish sounds so flavorful and delicious. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.
I think this is one of the few dishes that I haven’t tried yet. But I can imagine how flavourful the combination of spinach, onions, fresh tomatoes, giner, garlic, oil, peppers and other ingredients is!
I’ve never heard about this stew before; however I love all the ingredients you add to it and sounds like gumbo to me. Thanks for the warning. I’ll be sure not to wear light colors while making or enjoying this ;D
Spinach is one of my favorite vegetables to eat. We had a lot of recipes for them but this recipe looks delicious and easy to make. I will be adding this to our list to make this week. Thank you for this recipe. Yum!
This sounds so delicious and flavorful! Sounds perfect for these colder fall days too!
Spinach stew sounds great and healthy. Have you tried making it without ginger? I love ginger but I don’t know if I would like it combined with spinach. I’m going all vegan during the week and meat on the weekends so this week would be a perfect time to make your recipe.
I have tried it with and without ginger, and ginger makes a little difference.