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Jamaican Stew Peas

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Jamaican Stew Peas is a hearty creamy stew made from kidney beans, smoked meat and spinners in creamy fresh coconut milk.

Jamaican Stew Peas

 3 Smoked Turkey wings (or preferred smoked meat)
 1 tbsp Oil
 1 Scotch Bonnet
 1 Medium Onion Chopped
 3 Spring onions (whole or chopped)
 3 Garlic cloves sliced
 1 Bunch Fresh Thyme
 1 Handfull of Fresh Parsley
 2 tsp Salt
 2 ½ cups Red Kindey Beans (dried)
  cup Green bell pepper chopped
 2 tsp All purpose seasoning
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 3 tbsp Butter
 4 cups Fresh coconut milk (or canned)
 7 Pimento Berries ( or 2 tsp of allspice)
For The Spinners
 2 cups AP flour
 ½ tsp Salt
  cup water
Making the Stew Peas

First, In a large pot heat 1 tbsp oil then add the smoked turkey. Brown on both sides then add the chopped onions, garlic, spring onion, Pimento berries, parsley and thyme. Saute for 7 to 10 minutes then pour enough water to cover the turkey.

Next, Add a whole scotch bonnet, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 hour or until the smoked turkey starts to pull from the bone.


Second, when the turkey has become fork tender, add the kidney beans, green onion and all purpose seasoning. Cook for 40 minutes then pour in the coconut milk and butter. Cook on medium low until peas have become soft.

Finally, Drop in the spinners. When spinners have floated to the top, season to taste and remove pot from heat and serve.

Making Spinners

In a medium sized bowl, combine All purpose flour and salt then slowly pour in water. Mix and knead until it forms a ball. Cover with plastic wrap or towel for 10 minutes to rest.

After the dough has rested, pull apart about 3 tbsp of dough and roll back and fourth between the palms of your hands to create oblong pieces. Drop them into the pot of stew peas to cook.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Cup

Servings 0