Senegal is a country south of the Senegal River in western Africa. One of their exports are groundnuts or ...you guessed it peanuts. I can not claim to know anything about Africa or Senegal. But, if this soup is truly from their country, then I do know one thing: They have great soup recipes. And did you know that March is National Peanut Month? I didn't either.
Peanuts are the only nut or seed that our middle child can eat so I felt safe in making this. I do so love nuts and miss them in my cooking. This was a nice reunion.
I am wondering as I do this...why not use peanut butter? And then I am amazed that I am making peanut butter. Wow, I didn't know I could do that. ( oh, I sound like Junie B. Jones!)
There is a recipe for this soup on the food network that uses coconut milk. I think that might add a little more of a zing. I have a soft spot in my taste buds for coconut.
The recipe I used is from The 150 Best American Recipes.