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AXARob
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In need of a peas & rice recipe
      #1008357 - 05/18/09 12:34 PM (168.251.194.18)

Hi all,

We will be entertaining some friends this weekend that will be going to the island with us this fall. I am looking for an authentic island recipe for peas & rice as well as a nice rum punch to go along with it.

Figured here was better than any cookbook!!


Thanks in advance

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peconic
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Re: In need of a peas & rice recipe [Re: AXARob]
      #1008487 - 05/18/09 05:00 PM (98.109.126.174)

Rob,
I'll ask Deb, one of the guys that works for her is from the Caribbean, and his sister has a Caribbean Restaurant here in NJ...
Her rice & Peas are superb! (we've had take-out from there)...
Deb may already have the recipe written down someplace as she's made it for us here at home...

I know it uses a couple of Goya ingredients, and I just looked at the website...
They have a lot of good Caribbean Recipes here:
http://www.goya.com/english/recipes/recipe_category.html?id=6#1

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peconic
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Re: In need of a peas & rice recipe [Re: AXARob]
      #1008498 - 05/18/09 05:17 PM (98.109.126.174)

OK... Deb just got home...
The recipe came from a co-worker from St. Lucia, not the guy I was thinking of who is from Tobago...
The RECAITO & SOFRITO come in jars and are almost a paste...
you can see descriptions on the Goya website...
we can find them in every supermarket around here in the Goya/Spanish sections...

1 cup raw white long grain rice (cooked according to directions, but use chicken broth instead if water)
WITH THE FOLLOWING ADDED IN THE RICE POT WHILE COOKING!
2 Tbsp Butter or Margerine
1 Tbsp. Goya RECAITO (cilantro cooking base)
1 Tbsp. Goya SOFRITO (tomato cooking base)
1 15 oz. can Goya Pigeon Peas (drained)
S&P to taste

we also added chopped onion to ours, but that's not in the original recipe...

This will make plenty+ for four people...

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Dmgators
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Re: In need of a peas & rice recipe [Re: AXARob]
      #1008853 - 05/19/09 03:14 PM (71.100.25.251)

My friend is married to a Jamaican and they have a take-out/catering business, so this recipe IS authentic!

I cut the recipe she gave me in half, but have not cooked this actual recipe myself yet. I have eaten it and it is really good!

LENAE’S RICE AND PEAS

5 ˝ cups water
3 ˝ cups rice
1 can red kidney beans, not drained
˝ can coconut milk
2 tsp. salt
1 heaping Tbsp. ground allspice
1 ˝ heaping Tbsp. sugar
1/2 handful of fresh thyme, whole, not chopped - remove before serving
1 whole scallion, chopped
1 Scotch bonnet pepper (optional) (leave whole and remove before serving)

Put all ingredients except rice in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add rice, stir real well, reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook for approximately 25 minutes.


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Dmgators
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Re: In need of a peas & rice recipe [Re: Dmgators]
      #1009067 - 05/20/09 08:53 AM (71.100.25.251)

Oops! Lenae just told me she puts margarine in the rice 'n peas ~ about 1/4 cup for the recipe above.

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