Ghanaian Peanut Soup

6 cups chicken stock
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Bring the chicken stock to a simmer over moderate heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat until the fat from the peanut butter rises to the surface, about 20 minutes. Skim off the fat. Serve hot or thoroughly chilled.

Yield: 4 to 6 Servings