African Stewed Spinach

  Stewed Spinach – Super simple way of enjoy spinach African style -bursting with a good amount of greens and delivers the perfect amount spice. A quick and easy way of putting greens on the table.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 379 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • ½ pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon creole seasoning (or your favorite spice mix) Adjust to taste
  • ½ pound chopped smoked turkey
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 -2 teaspoons thyme optional
  • 4-5 fresh tomatoes chopped
  • ½-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, whole scotch bonnet pepper works too!
  • 1- teaspoon paprika
  • 3 pounds spinach frozen thawed and drained
  • ½ -1 cup canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1- teaspoon bouillon powder or Maggie cube optional


  1. Heat canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until hot.

    Season shrimp with salt and creole seasoning(salt free) or use favorite seasoning .

  2. Lightly sauté the shrimp in about 2 tablespoons oil ,until turns pink about 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  3. Add the smoked turkey sauté with onions in the oil for 3-4 minutes, stirring often and scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add minced garlic , thyme  , cayenne or whole  pepper, paprika, chicken (bouillon) and cook stirring for about a minute, then add tomatoes . cook for about 10 minutes. Salt lightly

  5. Through in the spinach, and let it simmer, for about 3-5 minutes.

  6. You may add saute shrimp at the point or serve with shrimp on top of the spinach , adjust for seasonings