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Black Beans
Black Bean Soup
Conch Ceviche
Cooking Conch
Fish with Garlic
Ground Nut Soup
Fried Plantains
Honduras Coffee
Simmered Beef
Sweet Potatoes


Groundnut Soup by Twisted Tanya

Twisted Tanya's in Copan Ruinas, Honduras
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 in Copan Ruinas, Honduras
  • 4 ounces peeled and roasted peanuts, just under a cup
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper. Add salt last
  • Hot sauce, adding to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream, or evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon Angostura bitters
  • Dry sherry or vermouth (optional)
  • Croutons or chopped chives

    *Peanuts are offered referred to as groundnuts in the English-speaking islands
  1. Put the peanuts and enough chicken stock to cover in an electric blender and blend on high speed to a smooth paste
  2. Pour into a heavy saucepan, add the rest of the stock
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and hot pepper sauce
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring from time to time, for about 15 minutes
  5. Stir in the cream and cook, stirring, until heated through
  6. Stir in the Angostura bitters
A tablespoon of dry sherry or dry vermouth may be added to each serving
Garnish with croutons and serve hot or chill and serve sprinkled with chives

Serves 6
Can also be used as a great base for a curry

[Our thanks to Tanya, owner of Twisted Tanya's, for permission to reprint some of her most popular recipes]

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