My Peanut soup, with a twist!

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Re:My Peanut soup, with a twist! 2010/12/17 18:41:33 (permalink)
The first Capital of the CSA was Montgomery, Al.  After Virginia joined the CSA, the capital was moved to Richmond, Va.  This gave the Union a target and kept most of the major battles in Virginia.  Gen. Robert E Lee was very successful at defending Richmond and the area until his tired & hungry men ran out of supplies to fight with.    ... Oh, by the way Alexandria, Va gave up to the Union forces without a fight. ...???... huh         ... CSA troops were eating boiled peanuts, not peanut soup, it was all they had.  ... goober peas ....
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Re:My Peanut soup, with a twist! 2010/12/17 19:32:13 (permalink)
Here you go  Ed..what the heck?????
 
Georgia Peanut Soup
(Makes about 6 cups)

Melt into a soup pot over medium heat:
    2 tablespoons of butter
Add and cook, stirring until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes:
    2 medium celery ribs, minced
    1 medium onion, minced
    1 garlic clove, minced
Stir in:
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Whisk in:
    4 cups hot Poultry Stock or Chicken Stock
Simmer, stirring often, until the soup begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Stir in:
    1 1/2 cups natural peanut butter
    1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
    1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Heat through, but do not boil. Stir in:
    2 teaspoons lime juice
Serve garnished with:
    3 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted peanuts
    1/4 cup chopped scallions
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Re:My Peanut soup, with a twist! 2010/12/17 23:38:08 (permalink)
Never heard of it.   And Jimmy Carter, the peanut farmer, only lives about 60 miles from me.    ...
What was your reference a Savannah ethnic restaurant, of which I've already stated that you might find the soup there; ... since there is a large Gullah population in that area.
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Re:My Peanut soup, with a twist! 2010/12/17 23:44:51 (permalink)
Hay... peanut soup is not a Southern dish and it is not commonly served in Southern restaurants as first stated above.   The 2003 Roadfood thread stated by Sundancer, also indicates that soup is rarely found outside of Virginia.
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Re:My Peanut soup, with a twist! 2010/12/18 07:38:23 (permalink)
From what I understand, the origin of peanut soup is African, and while peanuts were not native there, they were brought via portugese colonists. I understand the soup is widely served in Willamsburg, where the consensus is that the recipe was brought over with the slaves from Africa.
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