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Peanut And Celery Soup

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Ingredients
  Celery stalks 4 , chopped
  Crunchy peanut butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Margarine/Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Light cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (to serve)
  Celery leaves 2 Tablespoon, chopped (for garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a saucepan, preheat the oil and margarine.
2) Add the onion and celery and gently cook for about 5 minutes, till the onion is tender and lightly colored.
3) Add the broth and bring the contents to a boil.
4) Reduce the heat, cover the pan and gently simmer for about 30 minutes, till the celery is cooked and tender.
5) Let the mixture cool for a few minutes and then work it in a blender for some seconds, till smooth.
6) Rinse the pan and put the mixture back in it.
7) Place the pan over low heat, add the peanut butter and beat well.
8) Heat the mixture thoroughly till it is just boiling. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if required.

SERVING
9) Into 4 warmed individual bowls, ladle the soup and stir 1 tablespoon of cream into each serving. Let the cream rise to the surface (a few seconds), sprinkle with chopped celery leaves and serve right away, while the soup is still hot. Makes an excellent appetizer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Peanut
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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