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!