JAMAICAN BLACK BEAN SOUP WITH SMOKED HAM HOCKS AND SPINNERS
Here is another hearty recipe of wonderful comfort food. Many folks are familiar with Jamaican dumplings and some have become addicted to them like I have. Although in their most basic form they are made of just flour, water and salt, as part of a soup or stew they can be mind-boggling great because of their unique texture. As for the taste, I usually add garlic paste and cayenne pepper to give them a bit of extra umph :-) The traditional shape of Jamaican dumplings is a thick disk shape with an indention in the center. Spinners are made of the same dough, but they are “spinned” between your hands to shape them into tapered tubes, which is the shape I prefer. As for the protein in the bean soup, use whatever you like and/or have at hand. Chicken, pork, salt beef, fresh beef, even seafood or just root vegetables. Of course, smoked ham hocks are the price in today’s lunch’ version, which could not have been more tasty and delicious. “ “ Bon Appetit ! Irie, Mon !
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