How To Cook Delicious Groundnut Soup

January 23, 2019

I’ve always heard about groundnut soup since I was in primary school but didn’t get a chance to taste it till I got into the university. One blessed morning, I and my neighbor got into a discussion on Nigerian soups and he mentioned Groundnut soup, he told me to try it out and even taught me how to prepare it (don’t underestimate the strength of a guy in the kitchen, lol). He said it’s prepared the same way you prepare Egusi soup. 
Well he was right about groundnut soup, it does have a sweet taste. Let me advise you the way he advised me;  why don’t you try groundnut soup this weekend.

• 3-4 cups raw groundnuts, peeled 
• Beef/fish
• Dry fish / stock fish 
• palm oil
• 1 tablespoon ground crayfish 
• 5 pumpkin leaves, well cut
• seasoning cubes 
• salt to taste 
• ground Chili Pepper to taste 

1. If you’re using stock fish, sock in water for 40minutes or boil (but I think boiling it will reduce the taste). 
2. I prefer dry fish so just wash your dry fish well. 
3. Roast your groundnuts in a pan, stirring constantly till they are well roasted. Then let it cool before grinding them in a dry mill. 

1. Start by cooking your meat with salt and seasoning cubes, once the meat has boiled well add the dry fish (this gives it a nice aroma and taste), cray fish and allow to boil.
2. Remove the meat and dry fish from the stock and transfer them into another clean container.
3. Add the ground  groundnut and stir well making sure there are no lumps and cook on a low medium heat. While cooking stir every 5 minutes to avoid burning ( you can add water if it’s getting too thick)
4. Cook the ground groundnuts till a thin film of oil appears on the surface before adding the palm oil and ground Chili Pepper. Stir well after adding them
5. Add the beef and dry fish, and cook on low medium heat for 3 minutes
6. Add the vegetable and cook for another 1 minute before turning off the heat. 

If you prefer your groundnut soup without vegetables then your groundnut soup is ready at step 5. You can also use bitter leaves instead of pumpkin leaves.
Enjoy your groundnut soup with any sallow of your choice.

Have you tasted groundnut soup before?, share your experience and motivate someone to try this recipe

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