This particular recipe is very important to Liberian culture because it has many nutrients. It helps build up our blood when it is very low, it is easy to prepare, and most of all it is loved by all Liberians. It is served at any time of day, but mostly during lunch and dinner meals.
Cultural Cooking: Rub Greens from Liberia
Recipe Title: Rub Greens
Submitted by: Massa G. Kennedy
PTPI Affiliation: Monrovia, Liberia Chapter
Servings: up to 10 people
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
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Greens from potatoes
A chicken or seafood bouillon cube
Dry bonnie (small dry fish)
Optional ingredients: beef, goat meat, cow skin, or pig feet
1. Wash and peel the leaves from the stems, then break the stems into smaller/thinner “straws” and place in a large mixing bowl
2. Rub the greens with your hands
3. Wash and season the meats separately
4. Wash and crush the peppers, onions, and garlic
5. Boil the meats, then let cool (cook fish and chicken separately)
6. Once cool, remove bones from the fish
7. Fry the greens
8. Once boiling, add the crushed peppers, onion, and garlic to the greens
9. Add fish and chicken juice to greens
10. Let mixture boil with lid on for several minutes
11. Finally, add the meat to the greens
12. Serve on a bed of rice and enjoy!
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