African Peanut Soup

images This was a bit of a gamble. My husband is a staunch opponent to curry. Not that he would know what it tastes like. At least that is what I banked on when I tried this intriguing soup.

It was oh so good.

It was utterly sublime.

I’d recommend you make it.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon peanut oil, divided
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 medium onions, sliced (about 4 cups)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into chunks
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and quartered
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of peanut oil in a large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat. Add curry powder and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in sweet potatoes, chicken broth and tomatoes, and bring soup to a boil. Simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the remaining teaspoon of peanut oil. Add the turkey and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any clumps until cooked through. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Add cooked ground turkey, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cayenne, peanut butter, and coconut milk to the soup, stirring to combine. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

SERVES: 6

NOTES: substitute either pork or chicken for the ground turkey if you desire. Also, you can use smooth peanut butter, and add a 1/2 c of chopped peanuts to be added at the very end, since they will soften after a while.

SOURCE: Emeril Lagasse

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