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                               SOUTHERN BEANS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/Stews                      Vegetarian
                 Beans
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4   c            Pre-soaked blackeye peas
    3       c            Water
    1       md           Onion -- chopped
    1       sm           Green or red pepper -- chopped
    2                    Garlic cloves
                         -- peeled and chopped
      1/2   ts           Paprika
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme -- -OR-
    1                    -Sprig of fresh thyme
      1/4   ts           Cinnamon
    2                    Bay leaves
    1       tb           Tomato puree
    1       tb           Soy sauce
                         Chili -- to taste
                         Salt -- to taste
    1                    Piece of creamed coconut
                         - (approximately 1 inch)
 
   Cover the beans with water and bring to the boil.  Add
   all the ingredients, except the creamed coconut and
   stir.  Simmer for 45 minutes or until the beans are
   cooked and the liquid is reduced.  Stir in the creamed
   coconut and adjust the seasoning if necessary.  The
   stew should be hearty and thick.  Carrots or other
   vegetables can be added to the stew 10 minutes before
   it is done.
   
   Note: Commercially-made, good quality creamed coconut
   can be bought in 7 ounce packets.  Available in most
   supermarkets, grocery and health shops, it can be
   stored for weeks in the refrigerator, to be used in
   sauces, stews, desserts and drinks.
   
   Rosamund Grant, “Caribbean and African Cooking”
  
 
 
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