RED PEAS SOUP - KIDNEY BEANS SOUP Featuring Jamaican Food / Red Peas Soup. This Jamaican Red Pea Soup recipe is a family favorite, made using dry red peas which have to be soaked overnight. It’s a thick and flavourful soup chock full of meat, starchy vegetables and chewy dumplings. Some of the soup dishes were chicken soup, beef soup, gongo peas soup, and of course the red pea soup. Susan Holland from Southwest Missouri on December 04, 2011: Looks beautiful and the ingredients are interesting and tasty choices! I hope I can get all the ingredients here. Cut your pig's tail into chunks (cut them in the joint) and wash them briefly under running water. The other thing I want to point out is that Jamaicans love a rich, very red, red pea soup—so, the redder the peas, the better. In this cooking how to video Tracy shows you how to make some authentic Jamaican red pea soup. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 08, 2011: Hi Dardia, if you can't get all the ingredients just substitute. This soup can be made vegetarian or vegan, but even if you eliminate the meat, it would still be filling and satisfying and fingerlicking good. Gongo peas are seasonal and are usually available during the Christmas period, so red peas have become the popular choice. I got some rest. I am sure I will enjoy your recipe. I think I'll make again this coming Saturday and update the photos here. Try for a pepper that wont make the soup spicy. In Jamaica, kidney beans are known as red peas. by Lynton on Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:11 pm. 1/2 pound dried red kidney beans (red peas), 1 pound cured/salted pig's tail (optional—omit for vegetarians), 1 cup flour and 4 tablespoons cornmeal (for making dumplings), 1 teaspoon coarsely ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground coriander seeds (my preference). As the peas boil and the water is reduced, add more. If you can't get cocoyams you can try dasheens if you can get it. Thanks for the tips on the coco/taro. It is almost heaven! Red kidney bean soup is hearty and healthy, and in some households, it is made every Saturday. Follow along with the Jamaican cooking video lesson to learn how to make this delicious red pea soup. Use hard yams instead. We use what we call a dutch pot; it's similar to the ancient kettle pot, but without the handle and the feet. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on January 03, 2013: Hello Heather, the scotch bonnet is the same pepper before it ripens. In Jamaica, kidney beans are known as red peas. hazelwood4 from Owensboro, Kentucky on December 04, 2011: This recipe sounds really good! Hello Rjsadowski. I thoroughly enjoyed this soup, and my Jamaican husband approved! Lobobrandon, I guarantee you will love it. Also let me say that I like the way you write it as a recipe with the included photos. Back then, I was not a fan of kidney beans, so my expectations for this soup were low, but I always give foods that I don’t particularly like multiple chances before giving up on it. Have bookmarked it and will try to find those cocoyams. Hi J.S., thanks for the compliment. WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on December 04, 2011: Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 04, 2011: This looks like a good meal except I have never eaten a pigs tail and not sure I want to. 2 c. (500 ml) dried kidney beans. Jamaican stew peas – This cozy Jamaican stew is made using red beans, meat and is cooked in aromatic coconut milk broth with Jamaican spices and spinners. Oh I'd love to try this out.. Bring to a boil, then turn flames down to medium. Hi Ann, thanks for stopping by. I remember when I was growing up, my aunt would make soup every Saturday. Add the potatoes, coconut milk, and any other peeled root vegetables or dumplings along with the onion, scallions, thyme and hot pepper. She is a published author, poet, blogger, and content creator. Now, it’s definitely better when done with the fresh beans that are soaked overnight, but it’s also great with canned beans. I think I will leave out the pigtail though! Hi Epigramman, I am honored that you would like me in your soup, that soup would be very spicy indeed....lol. Keep checking the peas so you know when they are tender but not fully cooked. Let peas boil for about 20 minutes, then add another cup of tap water (we call this sinking the peas). This soup is one of my favorites. When the water boils, place the pig's tail in a heatproof container and pour on the boiling water and cover. Stephanie Das from Miami, US on December 07, 2011: This is a really cool recipe. Thank you for sharing and I will look forward to reading more of your recipes! Use a different kind of yam and smoked or cured meat instead of pigs tail. Add spinners to soup and then cook for an additional 10 minutes. Jun 20, 2013 - This is a recipe for authentic Jamaican red pea soup. This is definitely the season for soup. I must admit that I’m a bit biased as I am a lover of any type of dumplings, and also seek out those delicious bites in soup. The ‘red peas’ in this case refers to red kidney beans that give red peas soup its signature color. The pigs tail is salted and cure but doesn't really have the smokey flavor. Don't worry if the potato gets mashed; that will make the soup thicker and richer. When I make this, I am going to feel like I'm eating something really authentic :) You never know what you're getting in a restaurant, and I don't have any Jamaican friends to point me in the right direction. I wrote it for a client and he loved it. There was sweet potato, beef, salted pigtail, spinners (dumplings), and lots of fresh herbs and spices, it was undeniably good! Now I know when Rasta1, my good friend, sees this article, he is going, "Bun fiah pon me" ("Burn fire on me" is a phrase we use to reject something we don't agree with. I knew one family but unfortunately, have lost touch as our families went separate ways. In Jamaica, kidney beans are known as red peas. Polly all those smells make me want it to snow here so I'll have an excuse to bake and cook soup all the time! Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on March 24, 2012: Hello Nieve1279, thyme is really a very aromatic herb and I use it in almost every thing. Darlene Yager from Michigan on December 08, 2011: You just made my husband's day! Knead with the heels of your hand for 5 minutes, then pinch off a golf-ball-sized piece. In a large pot add beans, pigtails cut into bit sized pieces, carrot, sweet potato, pimento, onion, garlic, scallion, thyme, hot pepper, black pepper and salt and bring to a boil. pinch, ground allspice. This soup looks delicious. Any cured/salted meat will do great. It's like burning an unwelcome letter). The first time that I had Red Peas Soup was at a friend’s house many years ago, and I was blown away by how flavorful it was. Red Pea Soup is my all-time favourite soup! This Jamaican-style red pea soup is loved by all Jamaicans. Looks like I am going to have to expand my repetoire, this looks delicious. I would love to try it. Simmer until the peas are tender and a bit mushy. But you can sub with a firm tuber. Sounds good. Wow I made it last Saturday and am still craving it now. Place flour and salt in a bowl. I like most bean varieties and enjoy Red Kidney Beans. Pamela Lipscomb from Charlotte, North Carolina on December 24, 2011: Another great recipe Cardisa! Flora, you can leave out the pigs tail or use any meat of your choice. I am not sure what Paulette and Everton are doing. Home > Jamaican Recipes > Red Pea Soup. While the peas are being cooked, put 3 cups of water to boil. The beans are nutritious all the same. Thanks for reading. Red pea soup video recipe Click on the video to watch Tracy cook some Red Pea Soup or scroll down to see the picture recipe for Red Pea Soup. I can't get the flavor out of my mind. It’s a main meal not a starter soup or one you’d have with salad or sandwich. Back then, I was not a fan of kidney beans, so my expectations for this soup were low, but I always give foods that I don’t particularly like multiple chances before giving up on it. Spinners are Jamaican style dumplings, which are denser than Guyanese dumpling or duff. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 1 hour, until the meat and beans are tender. Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 05, 2011: I love soup. I loved the depth of flavors and all of the goodness that was in that bowl of soup. My version is a bit different, but inspired by the original. Hi Livelonger. Add your washed thyme, smashed scallion, and your green Scotch bonnet pepper to your pot and cover. Yes it's a very tasty soup sometimes we add coconut milk too, to make it more creamy! The Red Peas Soup has a ton of flavor so these simple dumplings don’t compete with the flavors, but simply complement them. ..yes I was kind of concerned for you - the other day - when you said you were tired - hope you're okay Carolee. It actually has kidney beans, which are called red peas in Jamaica. One of the best parts of the soup, for me, is the spinners or dumplings that can be found throughout the soup. I'm a big bean fan, so I'm sure I will like this. I love beans however, so I would probably try the vegetarian style. I have never made red pea soup with canned beans but you could fast track the recipe by using canned beans (make sure it's salt free). Jamaican Pea Soup. ...sounds and looks yummy Miss C - and you always present us with a world class hub when it comes to food preparation and the enjoyment of it - although to be quite honest I would prefer to have you in my soup! Cut them into chunks and add to pot. A hearty Island stew! Carolee is a passionate writer with a love for learning and teaching. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 06, 2011: Livelonger, Dasheen is another type of tuber similar to the cocoyams. Also, for those asking about cocoyams, in Canada I've seen them as "coco's" and are widely available at asian markets or west indian markets. That story I wrote using your theme, am going to send you a copy for you to read. I know you are just going to love it! You can use canned kidney beans for a quicker soup. Keep adding water until the dough is formed and firm, but not sticky. Dec 12, 2017 - This is a recipe for authentic Jamaican red pea soup. Jamaican Gungo Pea Soup is one of my favourite soups and a close second to my favourite Red Pea Soup. This soup is a wonderful one-pot meal for a cool night’s dinner after a long day at the beach and can even be left simmering in pot during a post-beach nap. Despite the name, this stew does not contain peas at all. Continue adding dumplings until the dough is used up. Jamaican Stew Peas is prepared using coconut, kidney beans, and salted meat. Related Recipes: Vegan Red Peas Soup. Red pea soup recipe Ingredients. Hi Ruby, 'soup's on'. Voted up and useful. Add water and mix to make a stiff dough. Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on December 05, 2011: Soup YUM! Dec 28, 2014 - This is a recipe for authentic Jamaican red pea soup. This looks like one I want to try. These napkins are great for everyday use and are super absorbent, which makes cleaning up fairly easy. This I know I can find. You must let the soup simmer for another 30 to 45 minutes, stirring constantly. But the three dishes that the red peas are mostly known for are Jamaican-style rice and peas, stewed peas, and the infamous red kidney bean soup. 1/8 teaspoon ground habanero chile powder. Cover pot and bring to a boil again. It’s the time of year that most of us are focused on getting healthy and making healthier options when it comes to how we eat. He’s … Pinch off small pieces of … Is there another name for them that I might recognize? If in Toronto go to China Town or stop by any west indian store and they will most likely be available. To make spinners place flour, salt and water in a bowl and mix to form a stiff dough then pinch off small pieces of dough and roll between palms to form an elongated spinner. I've never had this kind but i love any kind of beans, so' soups on' Cheers. I personally prefer it without the optional soup mixes. The spinners are dumplings, while red pea is a Jamaican term for the kidney bean. This is a pot of red pea soup that's being cooked. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. My fiancé loves when I make this. Scotch bonnet peppers are also difficult to find outside the Caribbean, although maybe habaneros can be used as a substitute (similar heat and color). You can also add a bit of smoked meat if you like. JS Matthew from Massachusetts, USA on December 04, 2011: I really like how you can weave Jamaican culture into this recipe. loving it,i can smell that thyme on the plate from here. I am sure you will like this one, it's definitely the season for it. Don't cut them too small or too big. Jamaican Red Bean Soup This ... 3 cups canned red kidney beans, rinsed and drained; 4 cups chicken stock; 1 1/2 teaspoons dry rub jerk seasoning . Add the potatoes, coconut milk, and any other peeled root vegetables or dumplings along with the onion, scallions, thyme and hot pepper. Great hub, thanks so much! Trying to take it easy so not taking on too much writing this week. Caribbean food, Jamaica, Culinary Arts, Jamaican food & Jamaican, cuisine. Ramara. Didn't know the term 'dasheen' but it looks like we call that taro root - we can definitely get that here. To make the soup, boil pigtails in water to remove the salt then repeat process twice, using fresh water each time. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 24, 2011: Thank you 2Bsure. Voting up and sharing. I like using the cumin and coriander option or just keeping it plain, depending on the flavor of the pig's tail. Also, some people have chosen to break the tradition, but in … Reply. When the soup is done you can remove, unless you like spicy stuff. It is traditional for soup to be eaten in Jamaica on a Saturday. Some of the soup dishes were chicken soup, beef soup, gongo peas soup, and of course the red pea soup. Maybe my son can find them in Toronto for me. Refill water to 3/4 way up the pot if needed and bring to a boil again. Combine in a large heavy sauce- pan with the beef, dried kidney beans (if using canned beans don't add at this time), and the water. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 04, 2011: Hi Will, she is going to love this. Thanks for sharing on Google+. Before adding any seasonings, please taste your soup. In Jamaica, kidney beans are known as red peas. Finding cocoyams will be tough, although I think I've seen them in local Asian markets. i like to cook it on saturdays to..its a joy when family thank you for cooking .and say it was delicious..love it.. i tried this recipe cooking jamaican red kidney bean soup ..esp on saturday .it's a good meal for family members..they enjoyed it to the fullest..it brings a joy into your life when they thank you and say it was delicious..i enjoyed it am happy i found this recipe.thank you . In Jamaica, we call red kidney beans "red peas," and they are used to make so many dishes. For me, soup is always a great choice, and can get a bit messy with all the slurping… at least for me. Take on everyday messes with Vanity Fair® Extra Absorbent Napkins! It is a popular dish mostly prepared on a Wednesday. I think I'll try the vegetarian version of this even though I'm not a vegetarian. Jamaican Red Pea Soup recipe is definitely a family favourite, and one of the most recognisable soups to come out of Jamaica. Can you use salt pork or bacon in place of the pigs tails? The cocoyam I am not familiar with and not sure I've ever seen one. thank you. Will certainly give it a try this weekend - I got a whole week to get red beans!! It's been ages since I've tried red beans :). Thanks for reading. You can also use other kinds of firm yam if you like. Genesis from Canada on December 06, 2011: Great Hub Cardisa! Red kidney bean soup is hearty and healthy, and in some households, it is made every Saturday. While it’s loving known as Red Peas Soup, the key ingredient in most cases is ... I’m working on making the Red Kidney Beans and Pig Tails for tomorrow. Sounds really good! Still a little tired but doing better. I made this Red Peas Soup that is inspired by the Jamaican Red Peas Soup which is absolutely amazing. Do pig tails taste like smoked ham hocks? I can't help it. This version of the red kidney bean soup is made with salted pig's tail. The other name for the cocoyam is 'taro root'. Jason Menayan from San Francisco on December 05, 2011: Looks delicious! Wash the rice in a sieve. Add water in small amounts, using your hands to bring the dough together. It's Food from Jamaica, Shows. In Jamaica, kidney beans are known as red peas. I believe when writing a recipe as an article it should include some information about the recipe. Jamaica Video; Red Peas Soup, Network. Place flour and salt in a bowl. You can used cured beef as well. I hope you try this, one of my favorites! I miss them they were great friends. This recipe for red pea soup is perfect for a cold day. Peel your yam, cocoyam, and potatoes. It's gonna be okay. Thanks for the substitution advice! Jamaican stew peas is make with red kidney beans and made with or without meat. Polly, any cured meat will do or none at all. Soups have always been on top of my list when it comes to making a better choice that’s both filling and satisfying. I’m on the healthy bandwagon, so to speak, because after an onslaught of delicious, but not so healthy, food from Halloween all the way through to New Years, it’s only natural to gravitate towards different foods. Thanks. Maybe a little bacon instead? Thanks again and please keep those recipes coming! In Jamaica, kidney beans are known as red peas. This hub has been bookmarked, and voted up! Have you ever heard of (Portuguese) Fava Beans? Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 05, 2011: Mljdgulley354, you can write on anything you want, that's what I do. This vegan version that you will learn how to make is simple and taste just as great as other stew peas. Meanwhile, make dumplings by combining flour, cornmeal and a small pinch of salt. Hi Chris, Love your recipes. Our green scotch bonnet is used for flavor not heat and we don't break the pepper. Is the green scotch bonnet a different type of pepper, or just a regular scotch bonnet that is picked before it turns red? You may know the cocoyam by another name or you can leave it out. Jamaican, http://jehancancook.com/2019/01/red-peas-soup/, 1 ½ cups kidney beans, canned or soaked overnight, 1 medium sweet potato(boniato) cut into small cubes. Jason Menayan from San Francisco on December 06, 2011: Cardisa: In that case, I'll opt for the humble jalapeno, which is spicy but definitely bearable. Put your peas to boil on medium high, add smashed garlic and pimento seeds and cover pot. You spice up HubPages! Be sure to use dark kidney beans for this recipe as it has a richer color and flavor. Like you I don't measure and I love red beans and no meat soup but never had red beans in soup, just know it will be good. Feb 6, 2018 - This is a recipe for authentic Jamaican red pea soup. OK, I'm a vegetarian, so I will follow your suggestion to omit the pig's tail. shared this on Facebook. I love fava beans. And when you’re done licking those fingers, be sure to give them a good wipe with Vanity Fair® Extra Absorbent Napkins. I grew up in a household where meat wasn’t a big part of our diet so we regularly ate this dish. Ah when the snow starts falling and soup boiling and bread baking. i cooked jamaican red kidney bean soup .and it saw delicious.glad i found this recipe.every one enjoyed it. Just top up with 7 cups of water, cook with garlic and … The two soups essentially have the same ingredients with the main difference being the flavour of the beans. Rich and decadent, Jamaican Red Peas Soup (actually made with Red Kidney Beans) is thick, creamy and full of meat, dumplings and ground provisions, making it perfect for a summer starter or a warming winter meal.The traditional recipe calls for stewing beef along with salted pig tails or ham hocks. Aug 14, 2013 - This is a recipe for authentic Jamaican red pea soup. Cuisine: Right here! November 24, 2016 / 12:48 pm. Mom use to add bacon to cook beans. Where on earth, the most popular Jamaican food, recipes are to guide you online to your kitchen. This is definitely one of my favorites... Susan In Canada the yams can be found in most grocery stores in Ontario as yellow yams. I remember when I was growing up, my aunt would make soup every Saturday. When the peas are tender but not soft, drain the pig's tail and add to peas. 8 c. (2 L) water I just love soups this time of year. Enjoy. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF TOOLS & EQUIPMENT I USE IN MY KITCHEN:https://www.amazon.com/shop/morristimecookingIngredients:15 cups water1 1/2 … Had to bookmark to try this weekend. Jamaican rice and peas are cooked using either red kidney beans (known as red peas) or gongo peas. Thanks for sharing! Let sit for about 30 minutes or until you need it. There is the exception of those who were not born on the island and so have not adopted the tradition. If salt is needed, flavor to taste. Smoked meats are great to use. … In Jamaica, kidney beans are known as red peas. I may have a problem finding a cured pigstail but I'll asked my local butcher. Claudette is a Dr and I am not sure where she practices now. Vanity Fair® Extra Absorbent Napkins come in handy for those little spills during mealtime, because even grownups can be a bit messy at times. There are not a lot of Jamaican families around here. Make sure there are no foreign bodies in your peas. Jul 5, 2014 - This is a recipe for authentic Jamaican red pea soup. You can add coconut cream for a creamy texture. Jan 24, 2019 - This is a recipe for authentic Jamaican red pea soup. He loves beans and is always looking for recipes. To make this hearty delicious soup. Pinch off small pieces of … Best served with White Rice. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 1 hour, until the meat and beans are tender. in Jamaica we call them "Red Peas" but they are really Red Kidney Beans. Ingredients 2 Cups dry Red Peas Combine in a large heavy sauce- pan with the beef, dried kidney beans (if using canned beans dont add at this time), and the water. Cook a healthy portion of dried kidney beans with fresh herb and cured meat until the meat and beans … Rest of the pig 's tail my version is a recipe for authentic Jamaican pea... 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