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What Is Red Peas Soup?
This is my vegan and gluten-free version of Jamaican red peas soup. Red peas soup is traditionally cooked with salt beef, salted pig’s tail, or chicken feet. Like my Jamaican Stew Peas, this red pea soup has lots of flavors that you won’t even miss the meat.
To boost the flavor, I added 2 vegetable bouillon cubes, you can substitute with your favorite bouillon cube or chicken-style seasoning or leave it out and just flavor with salt.
Traditionally we add a Scotch bonnet pepper, this pepper can be found in West Indian supermarkets or you can substitute with cayenne pepper.
How To Make Red Peas Soup?
- Sort beans and soak beans in a large pot or bowl of cold water overnight or for 8 hours. The following morning discard water and rinse beans.
- Add 10 cups of water and bring to boil on medium-high in a large pot, reduce heat to simmer, and cook beans until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Add chopped onion, garlic, green onions, thyme, carrots, potatoes, yam, dumplings, coconut milk, allspice, vegetable bouillon, and Scotch bonnet pepper.
- Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer and cook until vegetables are tender about 30 minutes.
- Discard Scotch bonnet pepper before serving.
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How To Make Red Peas Soup Thick?
To make your soup thick, you can either cook the soup for longer until it thickens, You can also remove a cup of soup with beans and potato, using a handheld to process until thick, stir into the remaining soup and stir.
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- Categories: Gluten-Free, Vegan
- Course: Soup
- Cuisine: Jamaican
- Season: Christmas
- Energy: 257 kcal / 1074 kJ
- Fat: 8 g
- Protein: 12 g
- Carbs: 37 g
- Preparation: 20 min
- Cooking: 1 h 30 min
- Ready in: 1 h 50 min
- For: 8 Servings
For The Soup
- 2 cups dried red kidney beans
- 10 cups water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 3 sprigs of thyme
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup yam, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 6 pimento berries
- 2 cubes vegetable bouillons
- 1 whole Scotch Bonnet
- salt, to taste
- 1 batch of Dumplings, optional recipe below
- 1/2 cup all purpose gluten-free flour, (I used Krusteaz brand)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For The Soup
- Sort and wash beans, soak in cold water overnight in a large pot or bowl for at least 8 hours.
- The following day, discard water and rinse beans, place them in a large saucepan with 10 cups of water and bring to boil, lower heat to simmer until tender for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Add chopped onion, garlic, green onions, thyme, carrots, potatoes, yam, dumplings, coconut milk, allspice or pimento berries, vegetable bouillon, and Scotch bonnet pepper.
- Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer and cook until vegetables are tender about 30 minutes. Discard Scotch bonnet pepper before serving.
For The Dumplings
- Place flour and salt in a bowl. Add water and mix to make a stiff dough. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into the palm of hands to make long thin dumplings. Drop into simmering stew.
This red peas soup looks really heart warming
Loved this Red Pea Soup! I’ve been looking for a good recipe, so Thank You! I have found it. Making it for the second time today and I can’t wait to eat some. I am also looking forward to trying more of your soups, they all look so delicious.
Sue, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.
Hello! Trying this recipe. I see on step 3 you mention all the ingredients to add including allspice but don’t see allspice on the list of ingredients. How much allspice is to be used?
Hello friend, allspice and pimento are the same, except in Pakistan allspice is garam masala. I edited the recipe.
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I love this soup, in Dominica, this soup is made exactly the same way. every time I make this soup, also currently in Germany, everyone loves it. very healthy and filling.
Nyah, that’s so wonderful to know. I’m so happy you love it. Thank you for your feedback
If using can beans how much water to use
6 cups of water is fine.