Sopa de Maní
Creamy peanut soup
This peanut soup is perfect for every party or sit in with friends. Except of the boiling time its super easy to prepare and can be done with almost every vegetable, the only really constant ingredient are peanuts. The following recipe shows one really tasty version for more or less 8 people.
Preparation:Fill up a stock pot with 1-2l of water and bring it to boil. Meanwhile peel the carrots and potatoes and cut into small dices. Fry them until they get a goldish brown color and add them to the water. Peel Onions and cut them into quarters, fry and add them too. Put the tomatoes for 5 minutes into hot water and remove the peel, put them together with the half of the peanuts and process till you get something which reminds you on peanut butter. Add the mass and wait until the soup starts to boil, put it and low heat and let it simmer for around 1 hour with the lid on. Mix the soup every 10-15 minutes to make sure that nothing burns, if necessary add more water but don't let it become too liquid.
Meanwhile remove the leaves from the celery, chop them and put aside. Chop the stalks of the celery, garlic and chilies finely and caramelize them with a table spoon of sugar. Add the celery garlic mix to a bowl, chop and add the celery leaves and season with paprika, pepper, salt, the juice and dest of the lemon.
The soup is basically done when the carrots and potatoes are breaking down, at this point its time to add the remaining ingredients. Mix everything and boil it for 5 more minutes. The soup becomes a better consistence if you let it cool down, stand for some hours and then heat it up again before serving.