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Where to get/how to make Ghanian Peanut Soup

Jason "cheez" Perlow Sep 18, 2000 04:07 PM

I had some of this a few years back at a friend's house (who has since moved back to Ghana) and I really dug it. Problem is, I dont know how to make it or where to find a Ghanian restaurant that makes it.

Anyone got any ideas?

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    pat hammond RE: Jason "cheez" Perlow Sep 18, 2000 04:29 PM

    There's a an African cookbook by Jessica Harris that has a Ghanian Peanut Soup in it. I don't know the exact name of the book. Is your soup made with peanut butter, peanuts, or both?

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    1. re: pat hammond
      Jason "Mr. Peanut" Perlow RE: pat hammond Sep 18, 2000 04:41 PM

      I'm gonna guess and say both, since it has a peanutty taste and there are lots of peanuts floating in it. Or at least I remember it that way.

      And man, its also pretty spicy.

      1. re: Jason "Mr. Peanut" Perlow
        pat hammond RE: Jason "Mr. Peanut" Perlow Sep 18, 2000 04:56 PM

        How does this sound:
        4 T dark sesame oil
        2 C diced cooked chic. breast
        1 C chopped onions
        1 T minced garlic
        1 T good curry powder
        1 t black pepper
        1/2 to 1 t crushed red pepper flakes
        6 C chicken broth
        1/2 C tomato paste
        1 15 oz. chopped tomatoes
        1/4 cup plus 2T chunk peanut butter and addtional peanuts if desired.

        In large skillet, over medium heat, heat the sesame oil. Add chick., onion, garlic and saute over med. heat until onion is translucent.

        Add curry, salt pepper, red pepper flakes , borth, tomato paste, tomatoes and peanut butter. Don't boil. Serve hot.

        Please give my best to Rachel. p.

        1. re: pat hammond
          pat RE: pat hammond Sep 18, 2000 05:03 PM

          On second thought, saute the curry powder with the onions and things. And it should read broth, not borth, unless of course, you like the taste of borth better! pat

      2. re: pat hammond
        Iris RE: pat hammond Sep 18, 2000 06:04 PM

        I'm taking a friend out for her birthday. She said that she wants sushi. I want a place that has good sushi, reasonable prices with a fun young atmosphere. I'm looking for something downtown.
        Any ideas?

        1. re: Iris
          Elaine RE: Iris Sep 18, 2000 07:09 PM

          You might try Taka on Ave. A.

          1. re: Iris
            Amanda RE: Iris Sep 19, 2000 01:09 PM

            I'd definitely go to Yama on Carmine Street. They take reservations and the food is some of the best around.

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