¾ pk yellow split peas
½ lb pumpkin
1 leg & thigh of jerk chicken
One cooking tomato
1lb sweet potato
1 green plantain
two cobs corn cut up into five or six pieces each
one stick of celery
wiri wiri or scotch bonnet pepper
salt and black pepper to taste
8-10 pimento seeds or 1/2 teaspoon ground pimento
six or seven strands of whole wheat noodles broken into one inch bits
If you soak the peas overnight, cooking time is reduced significantly.
Boil peas, chopped pumpkin, sliced onion, salt, tomato, pepper, pimento and jerked leg and thigh.
Remove leg and thigh; debone and return to pot.
Add plantain, corn and potatoes, noodles.
When soup looks ready, add carrots and celery. Simmer for another five minutes.
You can also use smoked chicken or regular chicken with jerk seasoning.
Use medium heat for the entire cooking.