Jamaican Red Pea Soup with Spinners

  • 90 mins
  • 12 ingredients


  • 2 cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 quart of chicken stock, more if needed
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 scallions
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tsp dried thyme or 4 to 5 sprigs of fresh
  • 1 scotch bonnet or Habanero pepper
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb of potatoes
  • 1/2 lb of yams, pumpkin or sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Flour, water and a pinch of salt to make dough for spinners
This Jamaican soup is made with kidney beans, onions, carrots, spring onions, thyme yams and potatoes. A simple recipe for “spinners” (dumplings) is included.


  • Place kidney beans  in a large sauce pan and add the chicken stock.
  • Let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Chop the hot pepper, potatoes, onions, scallions, yam and carrots into small pieces.
  • For the spinners mix flour with a little salt and water until it has the consistency of dough.
  • Pinch a small about of the dough and roll it in your hands to make a spinner, (about 2 inches in length and 1/8 inch thick.
  • Add the spinner to the pot, and repeat until you run out of dough.
  • Optional: you can add chicken, pork or beef if desired.
  • Let simmer for 1 hour.
  • Serve.

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