Spicy African Peanut Soup
There used to be a great bookstore in Worcester many years ago. They had a great cafe and they made this soup.
It became my quest to find the recipe.
Ta Da ……
I figured out the recipe by combining, mixing, adding and tasting.
3 cups chicken stock
One inch minced peeled ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
One peeled, diced and cooked large sweet potato
2 sliced big carrots
One diced red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons oil
2 large diced onions
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
One cup chunky peanut butter
One can Rotelle diced tomatoes
One can rinsed, drained black beans
1/2 cup chunky salsa
lots of cilantro
diced red peppers
Heat the oil
Add the onions, red pepper, ginger, carrots, cumin, cayenne pepper and garlic
Stir till everything is soft and fragrant
Stir in the chicken stock and sweet potato
Boil for about ten minutes
Add the peanut butter and diced tomatoes
Puree till smooth
Add the salsa, black beans and brown sugar.
Check your seasoning now for salt and pepper
Garnish with cilantro, peanuts, jalapenos and scallions
A little dollop of sour cream is always a bonus
I always double this recipe so I can use the entire jar of peanut butter plus it is so good the leftovers are great.