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Trini Beef Soup Recipe by Chef Jeremy Lovell


Yield: 6 Servings

Cook Time: 1 hour

Marinating Time: 4 hours.

Prep Time: 30mins


Ingredients:


 Beef (cut into 2” pieces) - 3lb


Washing of Beef

 Lime Juice – 4 tbsp

 Water – 6 cups


Seasoning Ingredients:

 Pimento Peppers – 8 (finely chopped)

 Chive – 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Fresh Thyme – 1tbsp (finely chopped)

 Garlic – 3 tbsp (peeled and finely chopped)

 Chadon Beni – 4 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Bay leaf – 1

 Salt to taste

 Black Pepper – 1 tbsp

 Onion – 2 tbsp (cut into large cubes)

 Hot Pepper – 1 (Optional)


Other Ingredient for Soup:

 Water – 3 tbsp

 Hot Pepper – 1

 Carrots – 4oz (cut into large cubes)

 Potatoes – 4oz (cut into large cubes)

 Pumpkin – 4oz (cut into large cubes)

 Fine Thyme – 2 oz (finely chopped)

 Pimento Peppers – 3tbsp (roughly chopped)

 Garlic – 4 cloves (peeled and crushed)

 Butter – 4oz


Dumpling Dough:

 Flour – 2 cups

 Water – 1 cup


Method:


Washing of Beef

 In a large bowl, add beef, water and lime juice.

 Stir for 3mins and allow to soak for a further 5mins.

 After soaking rinse beef under running water for 3mins.

 Drain off excess water.


Seasoning of Beef:

 In a large bowl add washed beef and all seasoning ingredients.

 Mix thoroughly for 3mins.

 Cover and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours.


Making Dumplings:

 Add water and flour in large bowl.

 Mix and knead until dough comes together.

 Roll dough out and cut into 2inch pieces.


Cooking of Beef Soup:

 Place soup pot on stove over medium to high heat.

 Add butter and seasoned beef and allow to cook for 5 mins; stirring occasionally.

 Add enough water to cover beef and allow to cook for a further 45mins.

 After 45mins, check beef for tenderness. If beef is soft, add all other ingredients except dumplings (If beef is still tough, cover and allow to cook for a further 15 mins).

 Add more water to cover ingredients

 Reduce heat to medium.

 Cover pot and allow to cook for another 45mins.

 Check for tenderness of provisions & vegetables

 Once they are cooked 75% of the way, add dumplings and allow to cook for 10 to 15 mins.

 Taste for salt and enjoy.


Note: Allowing the whole Hot Pepper to burst will make the soup spicy and undesirable to some!

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