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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

African Peanut Soup

I made this soup at our St. Nicholas pot-luck celebration at Holy Trinity in St. Paul, MN (my home parish) and everyone LOVED it. I think Biss might have mentioned wanting the recipe too. It is hearty for those fast days when you need a little protein. Its from MCC's "Extending the Table." Enjoy!

2 Tb. oil
1 C. chopped onions
1 red pepper, chopped
2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 C. rice (short brown is best)
4-5 C veg. stock
1 C. canned tomatoes (I use chopped instead of whole)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt/ pepper to taste
1/2 C. chunky Peanut butter
1 teaspoon chopped thyme

Heat oil in soup pot over med. heat, add onion, peppers, garlic & saute until soft. Add rice, stock, and tomotoes w/out the juice, pepper flakes, salt/pepper.

Simmer for 45 mins or until rice is soft. Wisk in peanut butter until well belended. Smmer 5 min. Season w/ salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with thyme.

Freezes well.



Blogger Matthew Francis said...

That sounds sooo good.

Wed. Dec. 21, 01:06:00 p.m. PST  
Anonymous John Cameron said...

My brother-in-law's mother makes something like this, but with chicken, as a dish for large groups. The peanut soup itself is a little thicker (the name of the recipe itself it "groundnut stew"--they were missionaries in Burkina Faso) and guests have a dozen or so chopped topping that you can add to it. Just think tropical and start chopping: red pepper, coconut, mango, jalapenos, sultanas, cashews, peanuts, bananas, celery, red onions, mandarin oranges. The result is very colorful and very good. Leave out the chicken and it's fastable.

Wed. Jan. 04, 08:04:00 a.m. PST  
Blogger biss said...

I just made this...it was good, though I am not a huge fan of tomatoes in soup. I'm sure I will make it again sometime, though I will definitely use fresh tomatoes and not canned.
I added a fair bit of pepper, and will add more red pepper flakes next time.
I also added whole peanuts at the end. Yum.

Thanks for the recipe, Katie.

Fri. Jan. 20, 07:24:00 p.m. PST  
Blogger jeremy and/or laura said...

this soup was amazing! will be making it for a couple of potlucks we have coming up this week.
thanks for the recipe

Fri. Feb. 03, 02:35:00 p.m. PST  

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