Cow Foot Soup, or Cow Heel as more commonly called in Trinidad, is hearty comfort food. The use of cow's feet may seem strange to some people, but these cuts of meat were an affordable option for the working-class people and slaves during colonial times. These boney cuts are challenging due to the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, but those qualities also make them full of flavor and perfect for slow cooking. The soup base is full of fresh herbs, local seasonings, and vegetables that make this a stick to your ribs kind of dish. Even if you have never cooked cow foot, this recipe will help you make your own hearty soup every step of the way. So when the weather gets cold and raining, bring out a bowl of this soup to warm your body and soul.
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How do you make cow foot broth?
- 3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 large Onion, peeled & chopped
- 3 stalks Celery chopped
- 3 Seasoning Peppers Minced
- 2 Green Onions chopped
- 6 large Chadon Beni Leaves minced
- 2 tablespoons Green Seasoning
- 1 cup Yellow Split Peas
- 3 Sprigs Thyme
- 2 medium Carrots peeled & cut into bite sized pieces
- 3 large Potatoes peeled & cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 medium Green Banana peeled & cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup Pumpkin cut into bite-sized pieces
- 6 Okras cut into bite sized pieces
- Salt & Black Pepper to taste
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