1. West African Peanut Soup

West African Peanut Soup

Peanut Soup is a Staple food in West African, with variation, Usually a scotch bonnet pepper is used and falls in the 80,000-400,00 SHU on the Scoville scale. Substitutes include Thai red chiles and Habaneros.

*For Vegetarian variants, just take out the meat

Makes: 4-6 servings.


• 1-2 whole onions, peeled

• 2-3 large tomatoes

• 4-6 thighs, legs, and drumsticks

• 7 eggs

• 12-14 okra pods

• 1 pepper

• 1/2-2/3 tbsp ginger, minced or grated

• 2-4 bay leaves

• 5-7 heaping tablespoons natural peanut butter

• 7 ½ -8 cups no salt or low sodium chicken stock


  • In large heavy pot add whole onions, minced ginger, tomatoes.
  • Sauté 20-30 seconds and add chicken. If desired, brown it a little before adding in chicken stock then bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20-25 minutes.
  • Pour into blender and puree (if desired, removed tomato skin with fork)
  • In a saucepan warmed over medium heat let peanut butter melt.
  • Add in water ½ tsp at a time until a smooth sauce develops (this process is comparable to the making of a roux).
  • Once developed add sauce to the pot; peanut oil will separate.
  • Mix in washed okra and simmer 5-10 minutes.


There you have it—delicious West African Peanut Soup. We guarantee that these recipes will smell amazing as you cook, and they’ll taste even better once you try them!

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