Here is my take on a West African African Peanut Soup. Can eaten as a stew with bread or over rice. Meat can be removed, and vegetable broth used instead of chicken to make it vegetarian. I have made this without coconut milk and garam masala, it is delicious any way. History: Whether you know it as West African peanut soup, Ghanian groundnut stew, Nkate Nkawan or Maafe, delicious peanut-tomato stew makes a hearty, protein-packed meal which can be enjoyed either with chicken or as a vegetarian entrée. It is also popularly served during Kwanzaa. While no one knows exactly when or where the first groundnut stew was made, historians generally cite West Africa as the meal's place of origin. Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_5503519_history-african-peanut-soup.html#ixzz2y1NniEka
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- 1 (64 ounce) can low sodium chicken broth
- 1 (16 1/2 ounce) can coconut milk
- 1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons diced garlic
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenderloins, cut into bit sized pieces
- 2 medium potatoes, diced
- 1 medium sweet potato, diced
- 1 cup baby carrots, cut in thirds on the diagonal
- 1 large yellow sweet onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon white pepper, to taste (black pepper can be used)
- 1Heat olive oil in the pan, add onions and minced garlic.
- 2As soon as the onions begin to sweat, add chicken. Turn up heat to medium-high and begin browning the chicken.
- 3Add potatoes, sweet potato, and carrots. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
- 4Add diced tomatoes, garam masala, and coconut milk.
- 5Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, then add chicken broth.
- 6Add salt and pepper, to taste.
- 7Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes (until potatoes are tender).
- 8Add peanut butter and simmer on low for 5 additional minutes.
- 9You can carefully mash a couple of the potatoes to thicken soup if you want to serve over rice or just ladle the soup into a bowl and dip a nice crusty bread. Enjoy!
- 10Optional: Garnish with something green and fresh, like sliced green onions, cabbage, parsley and/or add chopped peanuts.
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Nutritional Facts for African Peanut Soup
Serving Size: 1 (605 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 551.5
- Calories from Fat 205
- Total Fat 22.8 g
- Saturated Fat 12.2 g
- Cholesterol 49.3 mg
- Sodium 543.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 58.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
- Sugars 38.6 g
- Protein 31.7 g