CEimB: (Sweet) and Spicy Peanut Soup

by Joanne on January 7, 2010

Quickie post since my “blogging” computer is being upgraded with Windows 7 ( I can’t wait!!!!) and I’m doing a little “break time” at work to post this very delicious recipe.

This weeks Craving Ellie recipe is a pick by Popsicles and Sandy FeetGreat pick!  A warming soup in both temperature and spice.  The recipe is on page 77 of our book: The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger or go HERE for the online recipe.

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This recipe went together so easily and was perfectly complimented by the crisp “zingy freshness and crunch” of the scallions – a must for a resounding finish to this wonderful winter appetizer.

I did make a few changes:

  • Did not use any oil to cook the onion, pepper, and carrot.
  • Only used one carrot and my pepper was an orange pepper.
  • I used only 4 cups of liquid which was comprised of 2 cups white wine and 2 cups veggie broth.
  • The diced tomatoes used were  with “zesty mild green chilies.”
  • Reduced the peanut butter to 1/4 cup (all natural PB of course! )
  • No honey added.
  • Cooked the soup for 25 minutes and the last five minutes, the heat was increased from a simmer to medium (speed things up a bit).
  • I did not puree the whole soup.  I left just a few pieces of cubed potato for texture. This really made the soup that much better in my book.

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The result:   It was spicy from the red pepper. There was just a hint of peanut butter detected.  The soup was plenty sweet enough from the caramelized onions, the natural sweetness of sweet potato and carrots. 

Like I said…PERFECT!  Great choice for this weeks recipe.

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I hope to get my other computer back by Friday so blogging will be back on schedule. 

See you soon!

Joanne

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10 Comments

  • At 2010.01.07 09:33, Dawn Hutchins said:

    This looks So good. I love anything with peanuts! Congrats on the Windows update!!!!!

    • At 2010.01.07 14:40, Joanne said:

      Dawn: Thanks. It was very good soup. Windows 7 just HAS to be better than Vista.

      • At 2010.01.07 18:06, kilax said:

        Yum. I wonder if I would like that! For some reason, lately, anything with peanuts in it sounds SO appetizing!

        • At 2010.01.07 19:52, Kayte said:

          I just posted mine as I was making it for dinner tonight. I made half a batch, not sure guys would like it, big mistake…should have made a whole batch…they absolutely inhaled it! I thought it was great. Such fun to read about (and learn from) your subs for this recipe. They all sound great to me! I made it exactly as she wrote it and it was very very very good! Now I can go back in and play around a bit and see what else can be had with the recipe…am trying a couple of your suggestions for sure. Beautiful photos.

          • At 2010.01.07 21:02, Heide said:

            Oooh, I love the idea of replacing some of the stock with wine. I’ve never tried that, it sounds great!

            • At 2010.01.07 21:52, Amy I. said:

              You’re totally right, “warming” is the perfect word for this soup! Yours looks delish 🙂

              • At 2010.01.07 22:00, Leslie said:

                Wow, this looks wonderful! I made it pretty much as written and still enjoyed it a lot. Can’t wait to have the leftovers tomorrow.

                • At 2010.01.08 21:40, pamela said:

                  Your soup looks nice and chunky and full of flavor. Nice job!

                  • At 2010.01.09 09:16, Mary said:

                    Thanks for cooking along with me this week. I will take your advice and leave some of it chunky for next time!

                    • At 2010.01.10 10:37, Margaret said:

                      LIke your subs in this one. I only made 1/4 recipe as knew I would be only one to eat. Liked it, but don’t know why. Very different.

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