Groundnut Soup Preparation with [cow, goat, chicken, dry fish]

groundnut soup

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This is a staple African cuisine but is also eaten in East Asia and the United States.

Preparing this food means you have one of these foods on mind.

Serve with:

Rice ballsrice ball
Plain/Coconut Ricerice


  • 2 medium onions
  • 5 medium cloves garlic, divided
  • 1-ounce fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1-pound meat (cow, goat, chicken, turkey)
  • 1 hot chili pepper, such as Scotch bonnet
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter/paste
  • 1 whole smoke-dried fish, such as tilapia, salmon, herrings
  • Kosher salt
  • Seasoning cubes


  • Wash and rinse meat thoroughly
  • Chop into desirable sizes and place into a saucepan
  • Add seasonings and salt to taste
  • Blend onion, garlic, ginger and pepper until puree
  • Pour blended mixture over meat and allow it steam (stir to avoid burning meat)

  • Pour the groundnut paste into a clean bowl/blender and add moderate amount of water
  • Mix until smooth then add your tomato paste
  • Pour the groundnut paste mixture to a separate pot and allow it simmer for about 5 – 10 minutes
  • When oil form on top of groundnut mixture then it is ready. Turn off heat and set aside

  • Mix groundnut mixture with moderate water and then pour it over your steamed meat
  • Stir thoroughly
  • Wash and add your smoked fish bay leaf. Adjust salt too
  • Allow to cook for 20 minutes
  • Serve hot


Keep stirring your groundnut mixture to avoid getting a burnt soup!

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