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Recipe: Red Pea Soup July 17, 2009

Filed under: Jamaica,Recipes — carter8613 @ 6:30 am
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Jamaican Red Pea Soup

Jamaican Red Pea Soup


  • 2 tins of canned kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 ltr of water
  • 2 regular onions
  • 2 scallion (spring onions may be used as a substitute)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 hot pepper (ideally scotch bonnet)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 1/2 lb potatoes
  • 1/2 lb yam
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


  • Place the beans including the water they are in, in a large saucepan and add the water
  • If you are adding meat you can add it at this point and let it simmer for one hour
  • Chop the hot pepper, potatoes, onions, scallion,¬†yam and carrots into small pieces
  • Mix flour and pinch of salt with water until it has the consistency of dough
  • Pinch off a small amount of the dough and roll it in your hands to make a spinner
  • Add the spinner to the pot, repeat until you run out of dough
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for another hour

Serve in a bowl with some festival on the side.