Spicy Caribbean Green Split Pea Soup
This post was scheduled for Sunday. I do not know what went wrong. Anyways it is too late.
This soup is one of my favourite Caribbean soups because of the smoky taste and bits of protein floating around in the soup. It is hearty, low fat, super flavourful and of course spicy. How can you have a Caribbean soup without a slight kick to it? One of my best friends told me to make this for the book as it is her favourite soup so here it is Sunita.
Soup Consumption in the Caribbean
Some of my readers may wonder why the hell people in the Caribbean even drink soup in the first place as it is hot everyday? Well to answer your question they would drink soup everyday or at least 3 times a week if they could. They really do not care if it makes them sweat when they eat it but what they love is the filling nature of soup and all the wonderful flavours that mix together. From my observation many people like to drink soup in the middle of the week for lunch. In Bridgetown you can see many people carrying around their small styrofoam soup containers from all of the restaurants over the city. The vegan restaurant in Barbados offers a different soup everyday the last time I check and the name are very outrageous but it is sold out before noon. You see how serious soup is? This brings about another issue to what is soup to many Barbadians. The soup I have made today may have a few rivals to say it is not Caribbean. The reason for this is because I have blended this soup. This is un heard of as they love soup their soup chunky with veg and flour dumplings cooked inside. I for one do not like this chunky soup at all and I was very happy to see soups in North America and Europe smooth and drinkable. I decided to avoid eating chunky soups and just puree them all to please my palate.
OK finally the news that I have been holding back for all of this time. There is an article written by me in the Winter Edition of The Vegan UK’s Vegan Society quarterly magazine. You would find a recipe that has not been posted on the blog that will be in the book.
So that is it for this week. Until next week. Sorry for all the blog I have not commented on recently. I have been really busy these days but I am reading still. I will make up for it soon. Thanks again to my readers for stopping by. For my Caribbean Readers tell me which Vegetarian Soup is consumed in your island? Others, do you like your soups chunky or smooth?