Saturday, December 7, 2013

Jamaican Red Beans and Cow Tripe Soup

Best Soup Ever! I made this soup a couple of weeks ago and posted a picture of it on Facebook shortly after. My friends were sending me private messages and talking about it like no other soups that I've ever shared with them. It is different, I know, but super delicious and worth a try. Beef Tripe is the stomach lining of the cow, a delicacy in several countries and a popular soup that is sold along the roadside in Jamaica.

1 1/2lb Tripe
1lb of Beef Soup Bone
Pork Hocks- Remove meat and skin and cut into small bite size pieces
1 Can of Coconut Milk
2 Cans of Red Kidney Beans
2 Carrots
1lb Dasheen ( See picture in Jamaican breakfast recipe)
1 Cup Flour for Dumplings
Corn on the Cob 
4 Scallion Stalks
6 Pegs of Garlic
1 Scotch Bonnet or Habenero Pepper
10 Jamaican Allspice Berries
2 Packs of Grace Cock Soup


Boil allspice, soup bones, tripe, meat from the pork hocks, garlic, carrots and one can of the kidney beans in a deep pot for an hour. In the meantime, knead flour with water and salt to make small dumplings. Add more water to fill the pot to 3/4 way and bring to boil. Now pinch and roll the dough to make long dumplings and add to the pot. Peel and dice dasheen, cut corn into 3 pieces and transfer to the pot along with coconut milk and the remaining can of beans and cook for 30 minutes. Season the soup with pepper, scallion, thyme, the packets of cock soup base and cook for 15-20 minutes. Taste and add salt if needed, the cock soup is pretty salty so wait until it's mixed in before you add anymore. I hope you'll enjoy this beautiful combination of unique ingredients, share it with your neighbor :).