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Groundnut Soup (What's Cooking)

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Mon, 2013-11-18 22:06


8 Servings
SourceWhat's Cooking Today by Muriel Emekunle Davies
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Total time
2 hours


Follow the recipe for groundnut stew reducing the oil and adding more liquid. Check seasonings carefully. If fish is used in both recipes, do not boil as fish will break up.


2 pounds
chicken (/meat/fish)
1⁄2 pound
pig's trotter
tomatoes (fresh)
onions (/1 clove garlic)
korboh korboh (garden eggs and okra)
1 ounce
tomato paste
1⁄2 pound
roasted groundnuts (made into paste)
salt (pepper, thyme or patmangi to taste)
water (if African chicken or stewing meat is used)
1 pint
cooking oil


How to cook Groundnut Soup (What's Cooking)?
1. Cut up pig's trotters and soak to remove extra salt.
2. Wash and cut up chicken into pieces. Boil with pig's trotters for about 30 minutes with a few onion slices or crushed garlic.
3. Remove from stock and fry till golden brown.
4. Fry onions, tomatoes and pepper.
5. Dilute groundnut paste with water and pour the mixture over the chicken/meat/fish and check the seasoning; leave to simmer for 3/4 hour till chicken/meat/fish is tender.
6. Prepare and boil separately okra and korboh korboh and add just before serving.
7. Serve with a dish of boiled rice/soaked gari.

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