African Peanut Stew

This was prepared for the the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was stew. I have never eaten or made peanut stew but this was delicious. Plus one of my favourite pumpkin ales!

  • Servings: 6-serving
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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This was prepared for the the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was stew. I have never eaten or made peanut stew but this was delicious. Plus one of my favourite pumpkin ales!

Summary

  • Course: side dish
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
Clove 6 Garlic
1 Inch Fresh Ginger
1 Sweet Potato (about 1 lb)
1 Onion
1 teaspoon Cumin
1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1 6 oz Tomato Paste Cans
1/2 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
6 Cups Chicken Broth
2 Cups Shredded Chicken
1 15 oz Diced Tomatoes Cans
3 Cups Collard Greens
to taste Salt
1/4 Bunch Cilantro

Steps

  1. Peel and grate the ginger. Mince the garlic. Place both the ginger and garlic in a pot. Saute in the canola oil over medium heat until the garlic softens (about 2 minutes).
  2. Dice the onion and add it to the pot.
  3. Dice the sweet potato into 1/2 inch cubes.
  4. Add the onion and sweet potato to the pot and continute top saute until the onion softens and the potato takes on a darker colour (about 2 – 3 minutes).
  5. Add the cumin and red pepper flakes to the pot.
  6. Add the tomato paste and peanut butter (I used chunky) to the pot and stir until evenly mixed.
  7. Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and chicken to the pot. Stir to dissolve the tomato paste and peanut butter.
  8. Place a lid on the pot and turn the heat up to high.
  9. While the soup is coming to a boil, prepare the greens. Rinse the greens, remove the stem, and cut into strips.
  10. Once the soup comes to a boil, add the greens to the pot and turn the heat to low and allow it to simmer without a lid for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are very soft.
  11. After the potatoes are softened, smash about half the potatoes to thicken the soup.
  12. Adjust salt to taste if needed. Serve hot and garnish with cilantro.

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