Showing posts with label Jamaica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jamaica. Show all posts

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Recipe: Tasty Jamaican Gungo Peas Soup

Tasty Jamaican Gungo Peas Soup

There is no soup like a real Jamaican Gungo Soup. We all remember the days from our childhood days coming up when mom and dad or grandma and grandpa would cook some rich gungo soup on the weekend and it would be filled with peas. Today we give you a recipe to cook up your own no matter where you are.

Check it out below. Preparation time: 10m Cooking time: 30m

Ingredients for Jamaican Gungo Soup

Serving size: For 6 people
  • 2 medium Irish potato
  • 1 medium cho-cho
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 stalks escallion, crushed
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 4 small pimento berries
  • 1 packet Cock Soup Mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 can Gungo Peas
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced

Directions for Jamaican Gungo Soup

  1. Peel and dice potatoes and cho-cho, cover with 2 cups water and set aside.
  2. Bring 4 cups water to a boil and add the diced Irish potatoes and cho-cho.
  3. Add Coconut Milk, escallion, thyme, pimento berries, Cock Soup Mix, salt and Black Pepper, and simmer until potatoes and cho-cho are tender.
  4. Drain Gungo Peas and add to the soup mix along with the sliced carrots.
  5. Lower flame and continue to simmer until soup thickens.
To Serve: Soup should be served hot.

Recipe brought to you by Grace Foods.

Copyright © 2021, Denise N. Fyffe

Friday, May 21, 2021

Jamaican Food: Fruits Grown in Jamaica

The tongue seeks to be pleasured and the meals and food prepared in Jamaica achieve this every day. People come from all over the world to sample our lovely pastry, entrees, main course, meats, and other savory dishes. 

Only the most exquisite foods will satisfy its demand and when it comes to preparing the most delicate of meals, the chefs in Jamaica are second to none. 

Keeping the people happy is always the main priority and the cooks will ensure this by preparing the best cuisines. You will be enchanted with a wide array of baked goods, spices, recipes, and liqueurs.

Fruits grown in Jamaica include:

  1. Jamaican fruitsNutmeg
  2. Banana
  3. Cherry
  4. Coconut
  5. Custard Apple
  6. Guava
  7. Guinep

  8. Jackfruit
  9. Jelly Coconut
  10. June Plum
  11. Lime
  12. Mammey Apple
  13. Mango
  14. Melon
  15. Naseberry
  16. Ortanique

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  17. Otaheite Apple
  18. Papaya
  19. Passion Fruit
  20. Pear
  21. Soursop
  22. Star Apple
  23. Sugar Cane
  24. Sweetsop
  25. Tamarind




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