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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
Keyword healthy recipes, quick and easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 379kcal
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


  • 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 .
  • Lightly sauté the shrimp in about 2 tablespoons oil ,until turns pink about 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Through in the spinach, and let it simmer, for about 3-5 minutes.
  • You may add saute shrimp at the point or serve with shrimp on top of the spinach , adjust for seasonings 


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 1816mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 26215IU | Vitamin C: 86.8mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 9.3mg