It’s another Friday! How has your week been so far? This week we are going to the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Like most of its West African countries, Freetown offers most of the same delicacies, though prepared differently and with a different taste. This week, our recipe will be Spinach Plasas, which is basically spinach stew.

Freetown is  Sierra Leone’s capital and largest city with over one million residents. The city was established in the 1780s as a base for freed slaves from North America and the Caribbean. To see more of this wonderful city, click here.

If you are ready, whip out your utensils and let’s get cooking.  



2 packs of frozen chopped spinach

½ pound smoked fish, flaked

1 large onion, chopped

¼ cup peanut butter

3 cups of water

1 ½ cups of palm oil

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1kg beef (or whatever choice of protein – except fish – you choose)


Cut meat into sizeable portions. In a pan, add 2 cups of water, salt, onions and pepper. Add the meat into the pan.

Chopped onion (

Chopped onion (

Cayenne pepper (snow fairy)

Cayenne pepper (snow fairy)

Bring to boil then add the palm oil, cooking continually for 1 ½ hour over medium heat with the pot half-open.

Thaw and drain the spinach before adding it to the pan. Add the peanut butter and flaked fish. Add the remaining water.

chopped frozen spinach (tirumalaco)

Smoked flaked fish

Stir and cover, letting it simmer for ten minutes.

Serve with boiled/steamed rice.

steamed rice (wiki how)

Steamed Rice (wiki how)

















Photo Credits

Feature Image by Recipe Hub


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Udochi Anyogu
Yuddie is a lover of life, travel and food. She sources information on recipes from around Africa and shares it with the world.
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