Jamaican Stewed Peas

Jamaican Stewed Peas

One of Jamaica’s favorite dish, Stewed Peas with pigtail. Simple and delicious


1 pound of Kidney Beans
2 pounds of Pigtail
1 pound Chicken Feet (optional)
1 cup coconut milk
3 stalks of Scallion & Thyme
3 pimento peppers ( for flavor) if available
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 green hot pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp all purpose seasoning
Few pimento seeds

Wash beans with water and drain. Put beans in a large pot with about 10 cups water and put to boil, then add 4 cloves chopped garlic

Wash pigtail, put to boil in a large pot of water for 10 mins to remove excessive salt

Rinse pigtail then add to boiling kidney beans, stir and cover over low heat. Allow to cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until meat and beans are tender

Now add 1 cup coconut milk, scallion & thyme, whole pepper, salt and seasoning

Ingredients for spinners/dumplings
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup water
In a small bowl, add flour and salt and whisk it. Add the water a little at a time and knead to form a smooth dough. Break dough apart into small pieces and roll between your palms to make spinners/dumplings, then add to stewed pigtail and beans.

Cover pot and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
Meat and Beans should be nice and tender, stew should be thick.

Serve & Enjoy!