Pepperpot Soup: When my kids were young I made this soup for them and they told me they didn’t want to eat any green soup! Sadly, that was one of the last times I made pepperpot soup for my family. Today everyone knows that green vegetables are very good for us and this soup is a delicious way to eat our vegetables. If you don’t have access to fresh callaloo you can substitute kale. Or, you can use one 14-oz can of callaloo if you can’t find fresh greens.
Vegetarian tip: To make a wonderful vegetarian version of Pepperpot Soup just omit the pig’s tail, beef and shrimp and add a vegetable bullion for added flavour.
- Soak pig’s tails in cold water overnight and drain
- Cook pig’s tail and stewing beef in 4 quarts of water until tender
- Add callaloo and cook until soft, about 10 to 15 minutes
- Remove callaloo from pot and, in a bowl, puree with a hand blender until smooth; pour back in pot
- Bring soup to a boil and add yam, coco, okra, garlic, bell pepper
- Tie stalks of thyme together with string. Add thyme and place the scotch bonnet pepper on top of the soup.
- Add 8 to 10 spinner dumplings simmer cover until all the vegetables are tender
- Add escallion and coconut milk to soup and stir
- Remove scotch bonnet pepper and, if using, add shrimp and simmer until shrimp turn pink, about 2 to 3 minutes
Love this soup but never knew how to make it , thanks for the recipe now
I can try it and see if “my ” children will like it also. God bless.;)
I would like to cook this recipe but where do you get salted pig’s tail?
@ Serge Zoritch it can be bought at any Korean store, so in case you didn’t
get it yet you can find it and try your soup… hope that helps.
I am really looking forward to trying this soup- it looks wonderful! I am confused about the coco. Is it coconut or taro root?
Thanks so much!
Coco is a root vegetable like taro root. If you can’t find it just omit. Fay
Love your recipes. I would like to try this pepper pot, but what is Coco?
Hope to hear from you.
Thank you for your question. Coco is a root vegetable like potato. It is denser and good in soups, however, if you cannot find it just omit it.
I love your recipes very much, but I have difficulty printing them. Is there a way to make them printer friendly?
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Wonderful recipe. I love soup and had to try this after I tasted a cup of pepper pot soup at a brunch I attended 3 weeks ago. Thanks for the directions
Well, I came upon your site while seeking a recipe for pepperpot soup. Interesting lot of recipes you have, will be back to check them out. I am also a Jamaican. Thanks