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Friday, January 27, 2006

Jamaican Red Pea Soup

Ingredients
1 pound Smoked ham hocks
1 pound Stewing beef cubed
2 cups Kidney beans, dried
4 quarts Water
4 small Potatoes peeled and cubed
1/2 cup Coconut milk -- optional
1 Onions chopped
2 Green onions chopped
1 Sprig fresh thymesalt, black, and hot pepper to taste

Directions
Soak the ham hocks overnight in fresh water to remove salt
Combine ham hocks, beef, and kidney bean in boiled water. Cook for 1 hr to 1 1/2 hr or until beans are tender and begin to split open.
Add the potatoes, coconut milk, onion, thyme and hot pepper.
Add salt, black pepper, and hot pepper to taste. Stir the soup and allow to simmer for 1 hour.

Cooking time: 3 hrs
Serves: 8

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