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Jan 3, 2008 12:37 PM

ISO Senegalese Peanut Soup recipe

I made this one a few years back and believe it was a Weight Watchers recipe.....anyone have it?

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  1. Not sure if this is it, but this is a recipe that I got from a restaurant that went out of business some years ago. It was one of their "signature soups" and, when they went belly up, I begged for and obtained the recipe:


    1 large onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 tsp. cayenne pepper or more to taste
    2 Tbsp. peanut or vegetable oil
    2 Tbsp. curry powder
    3 cups chicken broth
    10 medium-size tomatoes, cut in half crosswise, seeds squeezed out, coarsely chopped
    5 cups drained and seeded canned tomatoes, chopped
    2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
    salt and pepper
    sour cream
    lime wedges

    In a 4-quart pot over medium heat, cook the onion, garlic and cayenne pepper in the oil until the onion turns translucent--about 10 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and stir the mixture over medium heat for one minute more.
    Add the chicken broth and tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes more and strain the soup through the fine disk of a food mill or push it through a medium-mesh strainer with a ladle.
    Bring the soup to a simmer and whisk in the peanut butter. Season with salt and pepper and more cayenne if you want it hotter.
    Serve sour cream and lime wedges at the table.

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    1. re: Obel Ointment Fungentula

      Mine is similar but I add green beans, okra and shredded chicken. You can eat it with chickpeas or a mound of rice. Haven't tried to addition of sour cream...that sounds like a welcome addition.

    2. that one sounds great,and i will probably try ! but the one i had also had chick peas in it.

      1. Serendipity... I googled "senegalese peanut soup" and this WW recipe with chickpeas was the second hit - and your question, hit #5!

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        1. re: julesrules

          excellent !! i think this might be it ! I have no idea why I couldn't get a search result for this one ! go figure..........thank you !!!