Red peas (red kidney beans), stew beef, pig’s tail, coconut milk, hot pepper, spices combine for a hearty dish popular all over Jamaica.
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Jamaican Stew Peas Recipe
- 2 cups red peas
- ½ lb salt beef
- 1 lb stew beef (you also can use pigstail if you like)
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper
- 2 stalk escallion
- 3 sprig thyme
- 2 cups coconut milk(or 1/4 box)
- 6 pimento seed
- 3 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Boil and drain salt beef twice, in a medium size pan.
- Place peas, meat and garlic together in the pan, boil until peas are tender, about 1 ½ hour.
- Add coconut cream, spinners, and seasoning, cook for about an hour.
- Season to taste.
- Thicken the mix with 3 tablespoons of flour combined with 1/4 cup water. Strain the mixture into the stew.
- Boil until it thickens. Serve with rice.