I liked the sweet potato and pb taste. I did add 1 1/2 tbl of curry to this recipe, but I am a huge peanut/curry fan. I also added salt. I would blend all of the sweet potato next time. I also took the advice and garnished with green onion, diced, and chopped salted, roasted peanuts. AWESOME!
Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque
From EatingWell: September/October 2009
This satisfying vegetarian, sweet potato soup is inspired by the flavors of West African peanut soup. We like the added zip of hot green chiles, but they can sometimes be very spicy. It’s best to take a small bite first and add them to taste. Try chopped peanuts and scallions for a different garnish. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.
63 Reviews for Sweet Potato-Peanut Bisque
Excellent soup. The green chiles give this soup a nice little kick. I'm not a big sweet potato fan (I'm a yam kind of gal).
My husband is from Ghana and this is similar to his peanut soup but without the meat. He cooks jasmine rice and makes rice balls to eat with it (mash the rice against the sides of the pot and roll into balls with a bit of cold water). They eat with their hands so he breaks pieces off and dips them- I just drop the pieces into the soup & use my spoon!
I've made this soup so many times I can't even count. The first time I goofed and put it all in the blender. Once I realized what I'd done wrong, I remade it and it was Fantastic! I have made it with subbing crushed tomatoes for the V8 and it's just as good if not better. This soup was so delicious that we ended up serving it as the main course for our Christmas Eve dinner! It's one of the best recipes on this whole site, in my opinion. Make it today!
I made this last night for dinner,but had to adjust for what I had on hand. I used one serrano chile, since I didn't have any canned chiles. I also pureed the whole pot and didn't have any cilantro for garnish. I felt it needed a crunchy texture (not mushy), so I added some Goldfish crackers as I ate it. I thought the soup was okay; my husband (not an adventurous eater) didn't even finish his.