Add oil to a 4 qt. pan and heat over medium heat.
Sauté onion in oil until it is translucent.
in cayenne and ginger and sauté a couple minutes more. Transfer the
mixture to a blender or food processor.Add the stock to the pan to
heat.Puree the onion mixture, carrots and sweet potatoes using as
much of the
stock or tomato juice as needed. Return the puree to the pot with the
stock and tomato juice.Bring to a boil
and reduce to a simmer. Stir in the peanut butter until smooth.
Sweetness and saltiness will depend on the carrots and potatoes uses.Taste and sugar and salt as needed to enhance the flavor. Reheat gently, using a heat diffuser if necessary to prevent scorching. Serve topped with chopped scallions and chopped roasted peanuts.
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Last update March 7, 2005