Meatless Red Peas Soup With Coconut Milk
Do you want to know how I cook Meatless Red Peas Soup? Follow along step by step as this Jamaican girl show you how she does it.
Meatless Red Peas Soup
I looooooooove soup, in fact I drink soup several times per week. Red peas soup is my favorite and since I am not really a fan of meat, then mine is meatless red peas soup. Now I am not an expert cook, but I am very picky. I have my own way of doing things so that I will be sure to actually eat it when it is done. So here goes!
- Red Peas/Kidney Beans
- Yellow Yam
- Dry Coconut
- Salt to Taste
- Scotch Bonnet pepper (Optional)
- Coco (Edoe)
If I have sufficient time, I soak the peas, in a covered container, with garlic overnight. By the next morning, it smells so good!
So next day I get my peas on the stove. I add the salt at this point (I may need to add some later,but I allow the peas to cook with salt). Some persons wait until the end to “season” the pot, but I prefer to cook with the salt from scratch. It is totally up to you, it is your soup after all. Then I get my dry coconut, YES, I grate the coconut. You can also blend if that is what floats your boat, freeze half of the milk for another day.
Now I get my produce ready. Pumpkin, Coco and Chocho all goes in and I leave everything to just cook until the peas is soft. Then I toss in the yam, and breadfruit. You can add dumplings if you like, but I am not really a fan either.
The last items I add are the skellion, thyme and pepper (optional).
What is your favorite kind of soup?