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Cow Heel Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: cow heel soup, cowheel soup
Servings: 6
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)

Equipment

  • pressure cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cow heel about 5 pieces
  • 8 cups Water
  • ½ lb. split peas
  • ½ lb. pumpkin diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 8 green figs bananas, chopped
  • ½ lb. dasheen diced
  • 2 small potatoes diced
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes optional
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 2 Pimento
  • 1 pk. chicken noodle soup optional
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Parsley chive, chadon beni (3 tsp. each)
  • ¼ tsp. Salt to taste
  • Dumplings about 10 small, made from flour

Instructions

  • Place the cow heel in 4 cups of water. Add salt, garlic, and some of your favorite green seasoning. Pressure-cook the cow heel until it is soft.
  • In another pot boil (or pressure-cook) the split peas, onion, pimento, garlic, chive, and green seasoning in 4 cups of water. Cook the split peas until soft.
  • Clean and dice the provision. Boil the provision in water. When done remove the provision and set aside.
  • Make the dumplings.
  • Add cow heel, bouillon cubes (optional), provision, dumplings and chicken noodle soup to the cooked split peas and allow to simmer.
  • Serve hot.