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Cabbage Soup with an Indonesian Flavour
April 4, 2009, 11:36
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The main ingredients for this soup are very easy to find and cheap in Finland in the wintertime. Yet it tastes quite exotic, little bit like satay sauce, and you can almost forget the dull cabbage…  This recipe yields about 20 – 25 portions.

Peanut and Cabbage Soup

500 g onions

1 kg carrots

3,5 kg cabbage

8 garlic cloves

1 tbsp grated ginger

3 green chillies

3 tbsp oil

4 dl peanut butter (the brand that I was using has salt and sugar in it, but it’s not overtly sweet)

1 dl vegetable fond

1 canned coconut milk

3 tbsp tomato paste

3 limes

water

salt to taste

I chopped all the ingredients finely, and fried the onions, ginger, garlic and chillies in a big cooking pot together with oil. Then I added the cabbage and the carrots, and fried them some minutes. Then I added enough water to cover the vegetables, the vegetable fond, the tomato paste and some salt and brought the mixture to boil. Then I let it simmer for about 40 minutes, or until the cabbage was completely soft and translucent. Then squeezed the limes, added the lime juice, the coconut milk and the peanut butter to the soup and let it simmer still for a bit. peanutsoup

The people whom I made this soup for, liked it very much, except for one who thought it tasted “strange, but interesting”. I am at the moment very fond of peanuts, and this soup fulfilled that craving very well.