10.23.2018 * The cooler temps and crisp days have inspired me to launch into fall-mode.
With my breath finally coming down fresh off of the 2018 Easton Garlic Fest, I am stocked up with tons of interesting garlics and inspired! So – here is a wonderful application for those garlics you may have scored at the fest: West African Peanut Soup.
Armed with my Inchelium Red garlic bulbs that I just acquired, I chopped away this morning: fresh red peppers and shallots and onion…. into the pot they went with a little olive oil – but peanut oil would work quite well too!
West African Peanut Soup / Stew
2 tbsp. olive oil, veg oil, or PEANUT oil
1 nice medium onion
1 -2 shallot
6 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 28-oz can /jar of chopped tomatoes with juice
5-8 cups of broth, depending on how soupy vs. stew-ey you like it
fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp of hot pepper flakes
1/2 cup of uncooked rice, quinoa, barley – or combo
1 jar of natural peanut butter, unsweetened
chopped roasted peanuts for topping
Heat oil in large stock pot, and add the finely chopped/diced peppers and onions – then add the minced garlic and sautee on medium heat till browned – for about 5-10 mins.
Then add the tomatoes with their juice and the broth, salt+pepper, and red pepper flakes. Simmer uncovered for 15 mins.
Add rice/barley/quinoa to the soup & stir. reduce heat & cover. simmer about 25 mins.
Once rice is cooked, whisk in the peanut butter – I used about 10 oz. Taste for flave and maybe add a little more ‘zip’ if needed (hot sauce, pepper flakes). You could also use cashew butter – any nut butter! Return it to a simmer, then serve – you can garnish with chopped roasted nuts.
This one above can be done as a vegetarian version… I used some home-made chicken stock though… and, here’s an interesting take on it from Mark Bittman – with chicken & yams! – more of a typical African stew.
brought to you by your friends at http://www.FreeBridgeRealty.com * send in your fave fall and winter recipes to [email protected] – we’ll publish some good ones this season! Here’s to a long beautiful fall season.