Jamaica is a melting pot of cultures and peoples, and so are the meals. Pepperpot Soup and its spicy flavours came to us from the Tainos and the soup is considered a Traditional Dish we still enjoy today.

Here’s how you can make it yourself in the comfort of your own home.





  • 1lb. salted beef
  •  1lb pigs tail
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1lb calaloo (stripped, washed / chopped)
  • 1lb kale  (washed / chopped)
  • 12 okras
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 lb. yellow yam
  • 1/2 lb. cocoa
  • flour & water for dumplings
  • 3 stalks of scallion
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 cup of coconut milk


  • Chop the pigs tail and salt beef in to bite-sized pieces
  • Place the meat in a tub of water and allow to soak in the fridge overnight (this will remove most of the salt content)Drain the salty water from the meat.
  • Place pigs tail & salt beef, 2 cloves of garlic,and 2 stalks of scallion in large pot of boiling water (approx.2 qts.). Allow to simmer over medium flame for 45 minutes
  • Chop the okra, scotch bonnett pepper, rest of garlic, onion, yam and coco. Add to pot with pigs tail & salt beef.
  • Mix flour and a pinch of salt with water until it has the consistency of  dough.
  • Pinch off small amounts and roll in your hands to make flour dumplings
  • Add dumplings to pot. Simmer for a further 10 minutes
  • Add callaloo & kale to pot with crushed scallion,coconut milk and thyme
  • Simmer for a further fifteen minutes

Serve and enjoy!



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