How To: Prepare a Jamaican style red pea soup

Prepare a Jamaican style red pea soup

In this cooking how to video Tracy shows you how to make some authentic Jamaican red pea soup. This recipe for red pea soup is perfect for a cold day. Follow along with the Jamaican cooking video lesson to learn how to make this delicious red pea soup.

Ingredients for red pea soup:
3 cups of kidney beans, soaked overnight in water or 2 tins of canned beans
1 1/2 litres of water
2 regular onions
2 scallion (spring onions may be used as a substitute)
2 carrots
2 teaspoons of dried thyme
1 hot pepper (ideally scotch bonnet)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
1/2 lb potatoes
1/2 lb yam
1/2 cup coconut milk
Flour, water and a pinch of salt to make dough for spinners

Optional ingredients
Pork bones
Chicken back

1) If you are using fresh, dried kidney beans then soak them in water overnight. Place the beans (including the water they were stored / soaked in) in a large saucepan and add the water. If you are using meat then add the meat at this stage too. Let simmer for one hour.
2) Chop the hot pepper, potatoes, onions, scallion, yam and carrots in to small pieces.
3) Mix flour and a 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.
4)Add the rest of the ingredients. Let simmer for one more hour.
5) Serve in a bowl with some hardo bread on a side-plate

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