Jamaican Stew Peas (Jamaica)




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Jamaican Stew Peas

Published Mar 14, 2004
Stew Peas

Red peas (red kidney beans), stew beef or pig's tail, coconut milk, hot pepper, spices combine for a hearty dish popular all over Jamaica.


  • 2 cups red peas
  • ½ lb salt beef
  • 1 lb stew beef (you also can use pigstail if you like)
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 2 stalk escallion
  • 3 sprig thyme
  • 2 cups coconut milk(or 1/4 box)
  • 6 pimento seed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • spinners (See Recipe Below)

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  1. Boil and drain salt beef twice, in a medium size pan.
  2. Place peas, meat and garlic together in the pan, boil until peas are tender, about 1 ½ hour.
  3. Add coconut cream, spinners, and seasoning, cook for about an hour.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Thicken the mix with 3 tablespoons of flour combined with 1/4 cup water. Strain the mixture into the stew.
  6. Boil until it thickens. Serve with rice.



  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Enough water to bind


  1. Place flour and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Work mixture with hands while adding enough water to bind, making a stiff dough.
  3. Roll into 1 inch long pieces, drop into boiling stew peas or soup.
  4. Boil until they float or add them during the last 20mins of the cooking process. Enjoy
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7 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

Sep 25, 2010 11:07pm [ 1 ]

ur right on point good job

Nov 17, 2010 6:24pm [ 2 ]

everything looks in order. good job

Feb 25, 2011 9:27am [ 3 ]

This is one of my favourite dishes. It is also good with ox-tail in it (if you can afford the price it is being sold for). Sooooo Goooooood!

Mar 13, 2011 6:43pm [ 4 ]

i have to try this it must taste goooood.mmmmmmmmm

May 9, 2011 5:28pm [ 5 ]

Now this is exactly what I'm gonna have for dinner with hubby

Dec 18, 2011 10:22am [ 6 ]

Absolutely love this dish. Nice for a cold winters day.

May 6, 2014 7:07pm [ 7 ]

Absolutely love this recipe. Was easy to follow and it came out perfectly

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