Recipe: This Virgina Peanut Soup is like a big, warm hug in a bowl

All it takes is a few simple ingredients

author_img Sonali S Published :  23rd June 2020 05:29 PM   |   Published :   |  23rd June 2020 05:29 PM

Virginia peanut soup

Virginia Peanut Soup


·         2 tablespoons butter

·         1 medium onion, chopped

·         6 cups chicken stock

·         2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

·         1 cup heavy cream

·         1 1/2 cups natural peanut butter

·         2 teaspoons hot sauce

·         2 limes, juiced

·         2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

·         2 scallions, chopped



Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the flour all at once and cook until the mixture has a toasty aroma. Whisk the stock into the flour mixture in a slow, steady stream until smooth. Add the heavy cream and peanut butter to the soup and stir to combine. Stir in the hot sauce and lime juice and season, to taste. Garnish with the chopped peanuts and scallions.

(Shared by Virginia Tourism Corporation, recipe by Chef Stephen Demarco at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke.)