This soup is rich and velvety smooth and a beautiful orangey- brown color. Since the early years at Moosewood, it’s been a perennial customer request, and it always shows up multiple times on surveys of our fans’ favorites. For many Moosewood cooks, it’s a good old standard at home.
Peanut soups and sauces are found throughout West Africa. Moosewood cook Nancy Lazarus developed West African-style peanut soup for our Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant cookbook, and more than thirty years later, she developed this revised version to reflect how we do it today, a bit simpler and still divinely delicious.
West African Peanut Soup
Yields: 9 cups
Time: 1 hour