Delicious recipes for these darker, cooler though-not-yet-cold nights, can prove challenging. But west African Peanut Soup is certainly one of the most comforting.
In the West, this soup is eaten with chunky bread as a proper soup, perfect for lunch or a light supper. However, west Africans enjoy it with Fufu, or ground rice, rolling the beaten rice flour into stodgy balls and dunking them in the soup which is often accompanied by beef. chicken or fried fish. It is so filling yet has few calories and lots of nutritious goodness!
What You’ll Need To Make it:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 large red peppers, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tins of plum tomatoes
- 3 fresh beef tomatoes
- 2L (3 pints 10 fl oz) vegetable stock
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
- 170g (6 oz) crunchy peanut butter
How To Make it:
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Fry the onions and peppers until lightly brown and tender, then stirring in garlic.
- Blend the tomatoes, plum tomatoes, onions and peppers. Add the vegetable stock, black pepper and chilli powder or fresh chillies.
- Pour mix into the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Stir in peanut butter until well blended, then serve with rice, ground rice, or fufu. Or eat alone with some chunky bread. Or pour into a cup and drink it all up and feel warm and good and comfy!