Caribbean · Soup

Cream of Peanut Soup

I must admit that peanut soup is not something I would have come up with in my lifetime, but this recipe is delicious with a freshly baked bread.

Cummon, you know you just have to try it… =)

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 grated onion
  • 1 chopped celery stick
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • chopped leaves of 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 1 tbsp cilantro/coriander, chopped to garnish

Ingredients:

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Add onion, celery, garlic and thyme.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring constantly.
  5. Keep stirring while adding stock slowly.
  6. Increase the heat and add peanut butter.
  7. Reduce heat, add milk, salt and hot pepper and simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Garnish with cilantro/coriander.
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Comfort Food · Food for a Fiver · Meat

John’s Corned Beef

When I met John I had never even tasted corned beef as I was convinced it was cat food… =) My man, however, is of the opinion that unless you’ve tasted it you’re not allowed to diss it, so he made me this dish one day and I loved it!

It is simple and cheap and can be eaten as it is with a bit of bread, or together with pasta, rice or veggies. You can also substitute the corned beef for tinned fish if you’re not in a beefy mood.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tin corned beef
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tomatoes
  • some (fresh) thyme
  • 1 tbsp oil (not olive!)
  • Maggi liquid seasoning
  • hot  pepper sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Chop the onions, tomatoes and thyme
  2. Put oil in a skillet and saute the veggies
  3. Add corned beef and allow to boil with sauteed veggies
  4. Add liquid seasoning, pepper sauce, salt and pepper to taste
  5. Allow to simmer for 5-10 mins so that the flavours get a chance to mix and mingle
  6. Enjoy!

This is simple to make and so cheap you can feed the whole family for less than a fiver even if you have to make a double. For a single person this is food for 2-3 meals, so works a treat for the budget. Personally I count it as comfort food and I always have a couple of tins of corned beef in the cupboard these days.