African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup
I found this recipe originally on allrecipes.com when I was looking to make my grocery list. I already had most of the ingredients and it looked pretty delicious. I wasn’t hugely fond of the (very) brief directions the allrecipes version had so I found another version on simplyrecipes.com that had much clearer directions. However, I didn’t realize that the recipes differed and so I kinda just started working from the simplyrecipies version. The only changes I made was I didn’t have chicken (kinda cooking on a budget and chicken wasn’t on sale this week), I didn’t have peanuts so I used PB2 peanut butter powder since I did have this on hand, and I didn’t have fresh cilantro so I used dried (again since that’s what I had on hand.
Review: Turned out great! It’s a little sweeter than I expected (even with out the carrots) so I’d put more spices in next time. Might need a bit more water, like maybe an extra cup. I like a good broth to chunks ratio. I really wish I had real peanuts because a little crunch was all the texture needed. I served it over a platform of long grain white rice and one bowl left me fuuull!
- 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 6-8 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 4 cups water
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- ¼ cup PB2 peanut butter powder
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- dried cilantro (garnish)
1 Heat the vegetable oil in a large soup pot set over medium-high heat.
2 Sauté the onions in the oil for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté another 1-2 minutes, then add the sweet potatoes and stir well to combine.
3 Boil 4 cups of water with one bouillon cube. Boil until cube is completely dissolved.
3 Add chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, peanut butter, peanuts/PB2 powder, coriander and cumin to the vegetables and stir well to combine. Bring to a simmer and taste for salt, adding more if needed. Cover the pot and simmer gently for 90 minutes (check after an hour), or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
4 Adjust the seasonings for salt and cumin, then add plenty of black pepper. Stir in the dried cilantro and serve by itself, or with simple steamed rice.
Better directions: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/african_chicken_peanut_stew/
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