*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           JAMAICAN RED PEA SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Smoked ham hocks -- chopped
                         -or salted pig’s tail
    1       lb           Stewing beef -- cubed
    2       c            Kidney beans, dried
    4       qt           Water
    4       sm           Potatoes -- peeled and cubed
      1/2   c            Coconut milk -- optional
    1                    Onions -- chopped
    2                    Green onions -- chopped
    1                    Sprig fresh thyme
    1                    Hot pepper
                         Salt
 
   Soak the pig’s tail overnight in fresh water to cover. Then thoroughly
   rinse the pig’s tail (or ham hocks) in cold water. 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. Cover and cook over
   medium heat for about 1 hour, until the meat and beans are tender.
   Add the potatoes, coconut milk, and any other peeled root vegetables
   or dumplings along with the onion, scallions, thyme and hot pepper.
   (If using canned beans, add at this time.) Add salt to taste. Stir
   the soup and allow to simmer for 1 hour. Remove the whole hot pepper
   and thyme sprig before serving. Serve hot. This is even better served
   the second day.
  
 
 
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