Inspired by the Ghanaian Peanut Butter or Groundnut soup I made this Almond soup.
The recipe was bourne out of desperation as I craved Groundnut soup but had Almonds instead.
I doubted myself about the outcome of this recipe as I felt it will loose that distinct roasted Peanut or Groundnut taste.
I shared the recipe on my Instagram stories ‘Ndudu_by_Fafa’ and the common question asked was about the taste.
Honestly in terms of flavour it was delicious, however the only difference was it had a somewhat delicate flavour as compared to Groundnuts/Peanuts.
This recipe is by no means replacing the classic Ghanaian Peanut/Groundnut soup but an alternative way of introducing your palette to different flavours.
Almonds contain less saturated fat which makes this recipe a healthier choice. You can be creative with the type of Vegetables you include and as a matter of fact you can make a Vegetarian version.
Try it and tell me what you think?
For the list of ingredients, you will need;
200g of roasted Almonds
300g of skinless Chicken thighs
50g of Tomato Purée
8 Petite Belle chillies (Kpakposhito) or any Green chillies (The quantity of Chillies used depends on your personal preference).
1 litre of hot water to soak and blend the Almonds
1 teaspoonful of Smoked Paprika or blended Char grilled Red Peppers
3 chopped Green Tomatoes or Aubergines. You can add any Vegetables of your choosing.
1 sliced large Onion
10 Ghanaian Basil leaves or 20g of chopped Parsley to garnish
Salt to taste
HOLY GRAIL SPICE BLEND
20g of Ginger
1 large Onion
1 teaspoonful of Aniseed
2 cloves of Garlic
Watch how to prepare this creative recipe below on my YouTube channel ‘Ndudu by Fafa’.
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