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Red Kidney Bean Caribbean Soup

Red Bean Caribbean Soup

Red Bean Caribbean Soup

Ingredients

  • 500g Red Beans soaked overnight for quicker cooking time
  • Vegetable Oil ×4 tablespoons
  • 1 medium Onion finely chopped
  • Plain Flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Caribbean Coca (this is a type of vegetable potato)
  • Sweet Potato
  • Yam
  • Carrot ×2 diced
  • Tomato finely chopped
  • Potato ×3
  • ½ cup Green Beans chopped

Seasonings

  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper ½ teaspoon
  • Thyme
  • Coconut Cream 10g
  • Vegetable Packet Soup ×1

Method

  1. Boil red beans in fresh water in a pressure cooker.  Boil for 30 to 60 minutes until red beans are soft when squeezed.  NB: Some brands of red beans take longer than others to cook.
  2. While red beans are cooking, make the dumplings with plain flour, fine cornmeal, salt to taste and add small amounts of water at a time while mixing dough until ingredients come together and not too wet.  Knead in dough until well mixed together.  Take a golf ball size or smaller size of dough and knead dough for 2 minutes then roll into a ball and flatten dough with both hands, and keep repeating until all dough is used.
  3. Peel skin of Coca, yam, sweet potato, potatoes and cut in medium size pieces.
  4. In a large pot, fry chopped onions until translucent (not brown) for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium heat.
  5. Add vegetables to the pot, sweet potatoes, coca, yam, potatoes, carrots, green beans, stir and fry for another 3 minutes.
  6. Add Salt and black pepper, stir together with the vegetables for 1 minute.
  7. Add the cooked red beans to the pot and the water the beans were cooked in.  Allow to boil first on a high heat, then add the dumplings, thyme, and coconut cream.  Then on a low heat simmer for 30 minutes or until cooked.
  8. Ready to serve.