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Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Stew (Red-Red)
This Ghanaian dish is traditionally made with red palm oil, but refined coconut oil, which is more widely available, is a fine substitute. We preferred Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value canned black-eyed peas for their soft, creamy texture. Goya brand, sold in slightly larger cans, also yielded good results, but the texture was a bit firmer. Fried plantains are the typical accompaniment to red-red. We liked the simplicity and crunch of store-bought plantain chips. If you like, garnish the stew with cilantro leaves and, for added spice, offer hot sauce at the table.
cup refined coconut oil
large yellow onion, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
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