Tuesday, December 8, 2009

African Peanut Soup

Adapted from Show Me Vegan

I had seen this recipe on several blogs and finally had to try it out. It was excellent. The flavors were warm and different than the palate that I usually cook with. It was spicy and sweet and so easy that I will be making it again soon!

1 Tbsp oil
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp fresh ginger (1 tsp dried)
cayenne pepper to taste
salt and pepper to taste
6 cups vegetable stock
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 can of tomatoes (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 cans red beans (about 2 cups)
1/2 pound cabbage, thinly sliced (kale or spinach would also work)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar

Heat the oil and saute the onion, garlic, and ginger for 5 minutes. Then add 1/2 cup peanuts, cayenne, salt and pepper and saute for about 30 seconds. Then add broth, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and red beans, bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Add cabbage and simmer for about 20 minutes, then add peanut butter and brown sugar and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Serve immediately

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