Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 lb Salt Beef

  2. 2 lb Mixed Produce --see note

  3. 1/2 lb Pumpkin

  4. 12 Ochroes

  5. 6 Green Bananas

  6. 2 lg Potatoes

  7. 1/2 lb Red Beans -- or split peas

  8. 1 sm Onion -- per person

  9. 2 Carrots

  10. -Seasonings-- Garlic Scotch Bonnet Green Onions Thyme -- etc.yam, tannia, cassava, dasheen etc. 1. Put the salt beef to soak overnight.

  11. 2. Cut into small pieces and cover with water (2 pints).

  12. 3. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours with beans

  13. or peas. 4. Add peeled and cut up produce.

  14. 5. Add the onions (quartered), pumpkin (cut up), chopped

  15. seasonings and ochroes. 6. Cook until vegetables are tender.

  16. 1: You can add any type of meat to "beef" up this basically meatless dish e.g. chicken, beef, pork etc. The only requirement is that the pieces remain large otherwise they will disappear in the soup. Tip

  17. 2: You can make some flour dumplings and plunk them in the soup about 1/2 hour before you are ready. Tip

  18. 3: This soup gets very thick very fast! A little water and butter will thin it out. Reprinted (without permission) from Naparima High School Girls Recipe Book (with some modifications). Recipe By : Nicole Farmer


Send feedback