WATCH: Delicious Red Peas Soup- Jamaican Style

Jamaicans enjoy soup at various times, hardly ever needing an occasion. However, some common occasions for enjoying soup in Jamaican culture include: as dinner on the weekend, during cooler weather conditions, at almost any social gathering as well as an easy meal option on a tight budget.

Jamaicans have been enjoying red peas soup for generations, with its roots helping to define traditional Jamaican cuisine.

In this video, watch Yard Belly TV cook up of one of Jamaica’s most popular soup choices- Red Peas soup. With a flick of the wrist and a sprinkle of magic, he conjured up a pot bubbling with anticipation. The aroma of simmering soup stock mingled with the earthy scent of kidney beans.

As the pot bubbled away, Yard Belly TV shared his secret ingredient: coconut cream. It is a staple ingredient in many Jamaican dishes, adding richness, creaminess, and a distinct coconut flavor to various recipes. It’s valued not only for its flavor but also for its versatility in both savory and sweet cooking. Protein choices vary based on personal preference but Jamaicans usually opt for one or more of the following: beef bones, pig’s tail, smoked turkey necks, salted beef, chicken foot and even salt fish.

With a flourish, he added a medley of ground provisions – cocoa, sweet potato, yellow yam, cho cho, and carrot – each ingredient adding its own unique flavor and texture to the mix. As the soup simmered, Yard Belly’s kitchen came alive with the sound of bubbling broth and sizzling meat. The tantalizing aroma wafted through the air, drawing in hungry onlookers with its irresistible allure.

Finally, after hours of anticipation, the moment of truth arrived. With a ladle in hand, Yard Belly TV served up steaming bowls of his masterpiece, each spoonful bursting with flavor and nostalgia. And as his guests savored every mouthful, he knew that his red pea soup had once again worked its magic, bringing joy and warmth to all who tasted it.

Photo – Yardie Belly TV