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Shorba (Lamb and Peanut Soup)

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Shorba (Lamb and Peanut Soup)
En Español

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  • Makes: 8 Servings

A hearty and delightful stew to warm your family's table. Enjoy this cozy stew with a grapefruit or orange for dessert. 

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds lamb bones (or lean beef ribs)
  • 8 cups water (2 quarts)
  • salt (2 teaspoons, optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, slightly chopped
  • 1/2 pound carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cabbage, cut into small wedges
  • 3 cups string beans, trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter (1/4 cup)
  • 1 lemon, juiced (approximately 3 Tablespoons)
  • cooked rice (1/2 cup, optional)

Directions

1. In a 6-quart saucepan, simmer lamb bones in 2 quarts of water and 2 teaspoons of salt (optional) for one hour.
2. Add onions, carrots, cabbage, string beans, and garlic.
3. Simmer for one hour until vegetables are thoroughly cooked.
4. Remove lamb bones and puree the mixture.
5. Add 4 Tablespoons peanut butter thinned with lemon juice.
6. Add cooked rice (optional).
7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Shorba is a Sudanese dish based around lamb. In Sudan, lamb bones commonly are used to flavor the soup-like dish.

Learn more about:

Source:

North Dakota Food and Culture: A Taste of World Cuisine.
North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (365g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 396
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 88 mg
Sodium 135 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 8 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 34 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 99 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 775 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 396
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 3 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 2 mg
Cholesterol 88 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 8 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 34 g
Minerals
Calcium 99 mg
Potassium 775 mg
Sodium 135 mg
Copper 241 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 69 mg
Phosphorus 323 mg
Selenium 22 mcg
Zinc 8 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 229 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 1 mg
Vitamin B12 3 mcg
Vitamin C 53 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 98 mcg
Folate 87 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Choline 142 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
2 cups
Protein Foods
3 1/2 ounces

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