My 2013 new recipe challenge rolls on. This past week I made vatapa, a Brazilian fish soup.
The verdict: delicious. This soup is both spicy and a little sweet, it's nutty and a little sour. It reminds me of Thai food in that it has so many different things going on all at the same time. It's not that hard to make and you can buy whatever fish you like to put in it. You can also substitute the peanut butter for peanuts but you have to crush them or process them in your food processor. Overall the soup the way I made it was very tasty and it had just the right amount of heat from the chilies, it was noticeable but not overwhelming. I'll definitely make this dish again.