Groundnut Soup

This recipe embodies the rich culinary traditions of Ghana, where bold and vibrant ingredients come together to create a truly delightful meal. Groundnut Soup is more than just a dish; it’s a cultural experience, a taste of togetherness and tradition. Join us as we guide you through the process of preparing this delectable soup, allowing you to savor the authentic flavors of Ghana.


For the Groundnut Soup:
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces (you can also use beef, goat, or fish)
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts, ground into a paste
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, blended into a puree
  • 1/2 cup palm oil
  • 1/2 cup ground crayfish (dried shrimp)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground garlic
  • 2-3 Scotch bonnet or habanero peppers, blended (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 bunch of spinach or collard greens, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups water or chicken broth
  1. In a large pot, heat the palm oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
  3. Add the chicken pieces (or your choice of meat) and brown them on all sides.
  4. Stir in the ground ginger, ground garlic, and ground crayfish.
  5. Pour in the tomato puree and continue to cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the ground peanut paste and stir well to combine.
  7. Pour in the water or chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  8. Let the soup cook for about 20-30 minutes, or until the meat is tender and fully cooked.
  9. Add the blended Scotch bonnet peppers and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the spice level to your preference.
  10. Stir in the chopped spinach or collard greens and cook until they wilt.
  11. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  12. Serve the Groundnut Soup hot, traditionally with fufu, rice, or your favorite starch.

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