By Kirstin in the Couv on January 25, 2005
Photo by ms_bold
Photo by ms_bold
"This is an award winning soup recipe. The soup should be silky and smooth but not thick; it should be spicy, but not too hot; it should have a sharpness of tomato and lemon, but not be sour; it should taste of peanuts, but not of peanut butter. It freezes beautifully. Note - I just adopted this one -- it was originally posted by my friend Mean Chef -- the intro is perfect and is exactly what you should be tasting in the final product! :-)"
Serving Size: 1 (573 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This truly is a five star soup. I'm not exaggerating when I say this - this is the Best Soup I've Ever Had. And I'm utterly flabbergasted that something I made has earned this title. I made my second batch yesterday and a good friend - a friend who knows me and thinks well of me - looked at me cockeyed when I tried to assure him that, yes, I made it and hadn't picked it up from a restaurant. With every subsequent bite he took - I'm pretty sure I heard him mumbling: Liar."
"As everyone else has reported--FANTASTIC!! My 12 lady friends ALL thought it was excellent (even the picky one:) as I served it for a luncheon/card get together. Chickens were on sale so I bought two, one for the freezer, cooked the other Sunday in the Crockpot and made the soup yesterday based on others' reviews saying it was better the day following. In the process of trying to find all the ingredients (particularly the yellow curry paste and the sambal oelek chili paste), I luckily found a new Asian SUPERmarket in Tucson which not only had exactly what I wanted but SO much more. I made a batch and a half which was more than adequate for 12 (even had some left over). I cut down on the cayenne a bit in consideration for some of the ladies and as they said, "It's spicy but not really hot--just has a nice bite." I encourage all you are debating to take the plunge. You won't be sorry you did. It's an exciting change from all the usual soups we ge caught up in making routinely. Thank you so much for posting; this will be made often!!"
"This was amazing! I made it vegan by subbing the chicken broth with vegetable broth and in place of the chicken I added sweet potatoes, russet potatoes and corn. I used red curry paste, but only used 1/2 tbsp. and I also halved the cayenne and red chili paste. Delicious!"
"This soup may be the best thing I've ever made. It's amazing. I didn't change a thing. Thank you so much for the recipe."
"This is a MUST make! I first made this soup beausce it sounded so yummy and it had 5 stars. I often make it and serve it over rice..."
"Delicious! Made almost as written. I couldn't find yellow curry paste so substituted green, didn't have sambal oelek, so I used siracha. It was a fantastically flavored soup. Will definitely add to my rotation. Thank you Kirstin."
"Excellent soup. Follow the recipe, and you can't go wrong."
"I was searching for a recipe for Senegalese Chicken and Peanut Soup and after coming across several different versions I finally settled this one. WOW! It's exactly what I was looking for. Absolutely delicious. I will definitely make it again. It was a huge hit with two of my husband's friends who popped by just after I made it and wanted to know what smelled so good.
Had to make a couple of substitutions: My grocery store only had Green Curry Paste or Red Curry Paste in the Thai food section so I chose the green. And I could not find any red chili paste so I used 1tsp of hot sauce instead. Not sure how much of a difference these changes made but they worked out just fine.
I kept trying to figure out if there was anything I would change when I make it again and I couldn't come up with anything to really change the taste. It's just right the way it is. I might try adding some rice in when I add the tomatoes and stock to make it a bit more like a stew than a soup just to see how that could change it up. But overall if you are a fan of Thai or Indian food this will be a hit."
"This is a very flavorful soup and I loved the ingredients; however, I felt the soup would have been better with a thicker consistency. I may thicken the leftovers up a bit to see if I like the change. Overall, this was a very tasty dish."
"Followed the recipe exactly. We really enjoyed this soup, but I guess I was expecting a little more from all the reviews. Really good, but I can't honestly say it was the best soup I ever had."
"This has got to be one of my favorite soups. I used smooth peanut butter as that was all I had. I like things very spicy, so I added a heaping tablespoon of sambal oleck. I used a store bought BBQ chicken. This freezes well. Thanks Rita"
"This was great!!!! My only complaint is that we were sick of eating it as leftovers after a few days since the flavours are so distinct. Dont get me wrong though, there is NOTHING wrong with this recipe. It deserves the full 5 stars!!!!"
"5 Stars! Taste is very authentic which originates from Senegal, Africa - but tastes too like traditional Thai, and is of Restaurant quality. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe."
"This was amazing! The first bite was delicious... and each bite after that got better and better. I made it the day before I served it with broth and meat left over from a large roast chicken. Have to repeat an earlier reviewer - if I could give it more than 5 stars I certainly would. It is divine."
"DH loved it, thanks"
"Great soup! At first I was disappointed; I couldn't find the yellow curry paste, and because of other reviews, I didn't want to substitute the green or red paste. I added a little extra curry powder, but when I was finished, it just tasted like it was missing something. So I found a recipe for yellow curry paste, and found that it had ginger and corriander (among other things!), which I had. I added some fresh grated ginger and corriander, and some brown sugar (the peanut butter I used didn't have any, thought that might have made a difference, too) and now it ROCKS. I hope I can find curry paste, because I'm sure it will be even better!"
"Oh my god! All I can say is this was thee best soup ever. I made my own curry combo, I always do. I also always make my own rich chicken stock. This was amazing....my whole family thanks you for posting!!!!"
"This is a very tasty, flavorful, rich soup. My family just loved it and I served it with a fresh-baked baguette as I normally do when I make soup. I can't wait to make it again. This is worth the effort and it's like taking a flavor vacation."