"...In the dance of sun and water and sky. In the faces of the people who need us most and of the people we most need. In the smell of breakfast cooking on a charcoal fire. Who knows where we will find Him or whether we will recognize Him if we do? Who knows anything even approaching the truth of who He really was? But my prayer is that we will all of us find Him somewhere, somehow, and that He will give us something of his life to fill our emptiness, something of his light to drive back our dark"
-The Great Dance -Frederick Buechner

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Peanut Yam Soup

One of my favourite soups... and pretty much the only thing I could keep down during the first trimester  of my pregnancy:)

1 garlic bulb
4 small unpeeled yams (2 1/2 lbs)

175 ml unsalted roasted peanuts

15 ml cooking oil
375 ml chopped onion

5 ml ground cumin
5 ml coriander
2 ml salt
1 ml pepper
1 ml cayenne pepper

1.5 L chicken stock
398 ml diced tomatoes (with juice)
398 ml can of chickpeas

Trim 1/4 inch from garlic bulb to expose tops of cloves, leaving bulb intact.  Wrap loosely in greased foil. Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Place yams on same baking sheet.  Bake in 375'F oven for 45 minutes until garlic and yams are tender.  Let stand until cool enough to handle.  Squeeze garlic bomb to remove cloves from peel.  Discard peel.  Place cloves in medium bowl.  Cut yams in half.  Scoop yam from peel to same medium bowl.  Discard peel

Process peanuts in blender or food processor until very finely chopped.  Add to yam mixture.  Mash with fork.  Set aside

Heat cooking oil in large pot on medium heat.  Add onion.  Cook 5-10 minutes, stirring often until softened.

Add next 5 ingredients.  Stir.  Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until onion is golden.

Add yam mixture and remaining 3 ingredients.  stir.   Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasional, to blend flavours.  Carefully process with hand blender or in blender until smooth (make sure you check blender manufacturers instructions for processing HOT liquids)

Enjoy... it is soooo good and freezes really well.

I found this pic on the web.. looks almost identical to the soup.
If you puree it more it would be smoother

1 comment:

Krista said...

Thanks for posting the recipe Chant! I LOVE this soup!!! Can't wait to make it!