PEANUT BUTTER SOUP
Peanut butter soup or Groundnut soup is a soup made from peanuts and other ingredients. It is a staple African cuisine and also eaten in some parts of Asia.
- 2 Pounds Chicken, Goat meat, beef, fish, lamb
- 1 Bulb Large Onion
- 1 Tbsp Salt Salt to taste
- 1 Tsp Seasoned Salt
- 3 Habanero Peppers Depends on your tolerance
- 1/4 Pound Garlic
- 1/4 Pound Ginger
- 10 Cups Water Depends on how light or thick you want it. Bear in mind it will thicken overnight.
- 4 Fresh Tomatoes
- 2 Cups peanut butter preferably the old fashioned brand
Steaming your chicken
On medium heat put your chicken in a big saucepan and add 2 cups of water with salt, 1/2 of the onions and the seasoned salt and let it simmer for about 10 minutes
In blender add the other half of the onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and 2 more cups of water and blend the ingredients till its smooth
Peanut Butter Soup
Pour the tomato blend mix of the simmering chicken and spices and let it boil for another 10 minutes.
Pour the peanut butter with about 3-4 cups of water in a blender / food processor and let it blend till its nice and smooth
Pour the peanut butter mix over the chicken and the other ingredients and let boil for another 30 - 45 minutes. Now you can enjoy your world famous peanut butter soup!
I have been doing a lot of cooking during this self-isolation season and I realized how fulfilled I feel. I haven't made a lot of time to cook in the last few months and I didn't realize how much I missed it. This soup brought back a lot of childhood memories.
My Mom made the world's best Groundnut soup, and we would have this soup once in every two weeks and trust me it was to live for! We ate Peanut butter soup with Fufu or Omo Tuo (Rice Balls), I don't think there was ever a fight on those weekends because all five of us kids were happy campers. The left-overs will be eaten with Gari, a West African meal that is bagged or packaged and can be eaten with almost everything and its a good add on to Waakye. You can find the original post on https://www.theschizochef.com/.
If you ever try it let me know, trust me you'll thank me forever!