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Thai Peanut Soup

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish 25 mins
Thai Peanut Soup
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  finely chopped onion
  • 1/3  cup  finely chopped celery
  • 2  tablespoons  finely chopped red sweet pepper
  • 1  tablespoon  margarine or butter
  • 3  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon  very finely chopped lemon grass (white portion only) or 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 1 14  ounce can  chicken broth (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 1 13 1/2 ounce can  unsweetened coconut milk (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1  tablespoon  soy sauce
  •  Chopped peanuts (optional)
  •  Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)
  •  Red sweet pepper strips (optional)
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan cook onion, celery, and finely chopped red sweet pepper in hot margarine or butter about 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, lemon grass or lemon peel, and ground red pepper. Add chicken broth and coconut milk all at once. Cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

2. Add peanut butter and soy sauce; stir until well blended and heated through. If desired, top each serving with peanuts, cilantro, and red pepper strips. Makes 8 appetizer or side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (Thai Peanut Soup)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 268,
  • Fat, total (g) 24,
  • chol. (mg) 4,
  • sat. fat (g) 13,
  • carb. (g) 8,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (RE) 21,
  • vit. C (mg) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 395,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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