Opinion and Editorial

The Perfect Cold Weather Treat: Peanut Butter Soup

Soup weather is here now that we are well into Fall, which calls for warm remedies to ease the long cold nights. On top of it being the perfect season for soup, it’s peanut butter lover’s month!

Charles Kahlstrom’s Peanut Soup Recipe is the perfect combination of soup and peanut butter that will make any night much cozier and tastier.

This rich and creamy soup is not just tasty, it is also loaded with protein which makes it perfect for anyone looking for an extra protein boost when you get home from the gym.

The whole process is very quick. Preparation time is about ten minutes and cook time is 25. You can be enjoying this treat in just 35 minutes. The recipewill feed you and 7 others of your friends and family.

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients before you start cooking!

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup fine-chopped onion, 1/2 cup fine-chopped celery, 1/2 cups natural peanut butter, 6 cups hot chicken stock, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 cup heavy cream

Garnish: 1/2 cup fine-chopped unsalted roasted peanuts and Paprika

Cooking instructions for this savory soup are listed below

First, melt the butter in a large heavy sauce pan over medium heat and begin to whisk in the flour. Continue whisking in the flour for about 4 or 5 minutes. Next you stir in the onion and celery and make sure to lower the heat just a little. Let it cook until the onions are soft while making sure not to brown the flour.

Next, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter! Once the peanut butter is stirred in, gradually stir in the chicken stock, salt, pepper, and cayenne.  At this point return to medium heat and bring the soup to a boil while stirring. Then let the soup simmer for 20 minutes.
Lastly, strain the peanut mixture and add the cream, stirring thoroughly. Bring the soup briefly to a simmer, then serve sprinkled with peanuts and paprika.