Pigeon Peas Soup was the first soup I fell in love with as a child. Of course, back then it was Maggi Chicken Soup or pumpkin soup. To date, in my mind, there is still nothing better than good Pigeon Pea Soup…thanks to my grandma – who still uses this simple and rich homemade Pigeon Peas soup recipe.
Pigeon Peas Soup Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 cup dry pigeon peas
- 1 sprig thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 4 cups water
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- ¼ Ib. smoked pork hocks
- 2 eddoes
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 doz. dumplings
|How to make Pigeon Peas Soup:|
Soak peas in enough cold water to cover overnight. Drain and discard water. In a large pan put peas and ham hocks and cook until both are quite soft. You may have to add water to maintain approximately 4 cups liquid for the soup. Remove ham hocks and cut into small pieces and return to soup. Add seasonings
Recipe by:Yolande Cools-Lartigue author of The Art of Caribbean Cooking.