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Sep 18, 2000 04:07 PM

Where to get/how to make Ghanian Peanut Soup

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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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  1. 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?

    6 Replies
    1. re: pat hammond
      Jason "Mr. Peanut" Perlow

      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

        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

          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

        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

          You might try Taka on Ave. A.

          1. re: Iris

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