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Jamaican Stewed Peas


Stewed Peas is a favorite Jamaican dish, it’s loaded with salted meat, fresh herbs and spices, and simmer in coconut milk. An absolutely tasty dish.

2 cups kidney beans
2 pounds salted pigtail
1 cup coconut milk (can or fresh )
4 cloves chopped garlic
1 tbsp pimento seeds
3 twigs scallion & thyme
1 tsp all-purpose seasoning
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
1 cup flour (for spinners/dumplings

Wash Beans with water and drain. Add about 3 cups of water along with 4 cloves of chopped garlic and put to boil.

Add 3-4 cups of water to beans when start to boil

Wash pigtail, put in a large pot of water to boil for about 10-15 minutes to remove excess salt

Rinse pigtail then add to boiling kidney beans, along with pimento seeds.
Stir and cover under low heat and allow to cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until beans and meat are tender

Now add 1 cup coconut milk, scallion & thyme, whole pepper and some all purpose/ mix seasoning.
Add salt if needed.

Ingredients for spinners/ dumplings
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup water
In a small bowl, add flour and salt and whisk it. Add water a little at a time and knead to form a smooth dough.
Break dough into small pieces and roll between your palm to make spinners/dumplings, then add to stewed pigtail and beans.
Allow to cook for 5-10 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy!