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Grains of Paradise Peanut Soup

This peanut soup recipe is the perfect showcase for Grains of Paradise, and who can resist a name like that? This mythical African spice has a mild peppery taste with floral top notes that hint at ginger and cardamom. One way to get to know grains of paradise is to use it alone, as you would black pepper, on a familiar food like steak, eggs or a baked potato. Using grains of paradise in this way gives you an un-compromised taste of their unique flavor.

Another option is this incredible West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup. Like all great recipes, the various components come together seamlessly to create something entirely new, and in this case the secret ingredient is grains of paradise. Beautifully balanced, the sweet potato and peanut butter form a delicious base to showcase the spices. The soup is creamy, mild and not at all heavy, making it a wonderful starter or side.

Looking to make a meal? Check out our other African recipes for something to pair it with!

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