THE PREPATION OF COWFOOT DATES BACK TO THE TIME OF SLAVERY. SINCE THEN JAMAICANS HAVE COOKED COWFOOT AND BROAD BEANS AS A TRADITIONAL CELEBRATORY MEAL AND “TREAT” FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. THE DISH IS OFTEN SOLD AS AN OPTION AT RESTAURANTS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER.
The preparation of cowfoot dates back to the time of slavery. Since then Jamaicans have cooked cowfoot and broad beans as a traditional celebratory meal and “treat” for special occasions. The dish is often sold as an option at restaurants for lunch and dinner.
4 pound(s) cow foot
8 cup(s) water
1 cup(s) White Vinegar – > View on Amazon
6 clove(s) garlic, chopped – > View on Amazon
3 large onions, chopped – > View on Amazon
10 whole pimento berries – > View on Amazon
3 sprig(s) thyme – > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) ginger, chopped – > View on Amazon
3 stalk(s) escallion, crushed, – > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) salt – > View on Amazon
2 tablespoon(s) soy sauce – > View on Amazon
1 tablespoon(s) All Purpose Seasoning – > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) Black Pepper – > View on Amazon
1/4 cup(s) Vegetable Oil – > View on Amazon
10 cup(s) beef stock – > View on Amazon
3 medium carrots cut diagonally – > View on Amazon
1 large green pepper, cut in strips – > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) scotch bonnet pepper, finely chopped – > View on Amazon
2 can(s) Broad Beans – > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp water – > View on Amazon
Wash cow foot in a mixture of 4 cups water and White Vinegar.
Scald cow foot in 4 cups boiling water for 5 minutes then drain.
Season with garlic, onion, pimento, thyme, ginger, escallion and salt. Rub in the seasoning well. Add soy sauce, All Purpose Seasoning and Black Pepper.
Marinate for one hour.
Heat pressure cooker and pour in Vegetable Oil, add marinated cow foot and brown lightly stirring constantly.
Add beef stock and fasten pressure cooker lid, pressure cook for 20 minutes. Cool pressure cooker thoroughly before opening.
Add carrots, green peppers and scotch bonnet pepper, Stir lightly and allow vegetables to cook until tender. Add Broad Beans and cornstarch and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes.
This dish can be served with white rice and tomato slices, rice and peas with a side of mixed vegetables or even boiled food. May be done at lunch or dinner.