You know you are a Jamaican if you have red peas soup on a Friday or Saturday for dinner.
It is a traditional Jamaican special that’s always on the menu on a weekend.
However, like everything else, times have changed, and one can now enjoy a good bowl of red peas soup anytime of the day or week.
Now, if you want to learn how to make this delight, just read below:
For 8 Person(s)
16 cup(s) water
3 cup(s) red peas, soaked
1 large ham bone
3 clove(s) garlic, crushed
4 whole pimento berries
1 pound(s) yellow yam, peeled and sliced
1 pound(s) cocoyam, peeled and sliced
1 pound(s) sweet potato, sliced
1 small breadfruit, sliced (optional)
1 packet(s) Coconut Milk Powder
2 tablespoon(s) celery
2 stalk(s) escallion, crushed
1 sprig(s) thyme
1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
1 packet(s) Soup Mix
Ham Bone Red Peas Soup Directions
Put water to boil in a large pot. Add red peas, ham bone, garlic and pimento berries and boil for about 40 minutes or until the peas becomes tender.
Add the yellow yam, cocoyam, potatoes, and breadfruit, if it is used.
Mix in the Coconut Milk Powder, then shape and add the spinners.
Fold in the celery, crushed escallion, thyme, whole scotch bonnet pepper and Cock Soup Mix. Allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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