Peanut soup recipe

It’s yet another soup recipe from me and this time it’s my little girl’s all-time favourite soup – peanut soup!

I used LOTS of peanuts because it gives the soup a richer aroma of peanuts but we don’t consume ALL of it. Feel free to cut down the amount of peanuts in the peanut soup recipe below if you are fine with less. 🙂 I think about 300g is a good bet if you’re looking for balance.

peanut soup

LOADS of peanuts!!! My daughter’s favourite!

Peanut soup recipe

My little girl’s all-time favourite soup!

Peanut soup
Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Chinese
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
A heartwarming traditional Chinese soup
  • about 500g peanuts, rinsed a few times
  • 300g pork ribs
  • 2 chicken carcasses
  • 3-4L water
  • 5 small dried scallops
  • 1-2 small dried cuttlefish (omit if cooking for kids below 18mths)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, rinsed, keep peel on
  • fish sauce to taste
  1. Bring pork ribs and chicken carcasses to boil in a pot of water (enough water to cover all the bones).
  2. Remove the bones and place them in a soup bag together with the garlic and dried cuttlefish.
  3. Place the soup bag of ingredients, peanuts and the dried scallops into a soup pot with 3-4L water.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for 3-4 hours for a hearty peanut soup.
  5. Season with fish sauce or other condiment of your preference to taste.

My little boy loves the soup too, though he can’t really chew on the nuts for now. I find it extremely convenient to cook this soup as there are days that I just can’t find any fresh food to cook in the soup (e.g. lotus roots or fresh Chinese yam). Save a pack of nuts in the cabinet – it’d keep for some time and sometimes it’s a real life-saver! 🙂

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