Happy New Year my loves! For my Haitian folks reading this, I want to wish you all a Happy Independence day! Independence for us Haitian also means, the long awaited for Soup Joumou recipe! Just one of the many perks of being Haitian! 😉
Delicious Soup Joumou Recipe
I wrote a post a couple of years ago about Soup Joumou, and I had all the intention of making it myself this year. But lucky for me, my sister was sweet enough to make it again for us this year. She makes it so well. Maybe next year I will be brave enough to make it.
This time around I tried to help out as much as possible. We picked up the ingredients together. I peeled, and she chopped. I “supervised” and she cooked! Fair deal no?
There’re multiple ways to make Soup Joumou. This recipe is the way my sister made it!
- 1 lb beef (seasoned with Homemade Haitian spices
- Buttercup Squash (peeled, cleaned and cut)
- Acorn Squash (peeled, cleaned and cut)
- Butternut Squash (peeled, cleaned and cut)
- 4 Carrots (peeled and cut)
- 3 celery stalk (cut)
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper
- 1 head of cabbage (chopped)
- 4-5 potato (peeled and cut)
- 1 cup of penne
- The night before making your soup.
- Clean your beef first. Seasoned your beef with some homemade Haitian epices.
- Add 2 cups of water to a saucepan.
- Put the seasoned beef along with the scotch bonnet pepper.
- Let it cook for about 1 hour on medium heat. Keep an eye on the meat and add water to keep it from burning. Cook until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Your Vegetables
- In a large pot, add all the squashes and cabbage and cover with water.
- Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes.
- Add your carrots, celery, and potato to the same pot. Remove just the squashes and let the rest of the vegetable finish cooking.
- Using a blender, blend the squash along with the water that was used to cook it until it is pureed.
- In a larger pot, add your cooked veggies to the cooked meat then pour the pureed squash and let everything simmer on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in your pasta into the pot. Cook until pasta is completely done (8 minutes)
- Remove from heat when completely cooked. Serve hot with warm bread.
- *When blending the Squash, be sure to let it cool to avoid any accidents.
My sister’s recipe is easy and quick to make. The parts that take the more time is the meat. It HAS to be tender and savory. That and the squash makes the perfect soup Joumou recipe in my opinion.
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This Soup Joumou recipe is a staple of Haitian cuisine. It is best when shared with lots of people. We always make a huge batch and have it all day!
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Amanda || Growing Up Madison says
I’ve never heard of this before but then again I’m not Haitian. It does sound delicious though and I’m not sure I can get all the ingredients here but I’m sure I can improvise. Will love to try it. Happy New Years to you and the family.
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Marielle Altenor says
It is delicious! If you ever had squash soup then you will LOVE Soup Joumou! Try the Caribbean grocery store for some of these items! Happy New Year to you and your family!
Terri Beavers says
Anything with potatoes and cabbage is a hit here. This sounds interesting, I’ll have to try it.
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Shann Eva says
It sounds delicious. I love squash, so I can imagine how creamy and wonderful it must taste. Thanks for sharing your sister’s recipe.
Jenn Peters says
This sounds like just the thing for this chilly day!
i have never heard of soup joumou but wow it looks so yummy! and the ingredient list sounds pretty healthy
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This looks like a wonderful soup. I just bought some scotch bonnet peppers for jerk chicken. I have a squash, so I am trying this – looks so yum
Elizabeth O. says
I love hoe this soup is packed with so much flavor. And it’s definitely perfect for a cold night in. Thanks for the recipe!
Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious! It may seem like a lot of work, but if it would come out that yummy, I’d be glad to stay in the kitchen longer than I usually do. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Ana De- Jesus says
This looks like a super healthy and heavenly dish can’t wait to try it.
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Angela at Daysinbed says
I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds great and reminds me of when I lived on a island in the pacific. They cooked something similar. Thanks for sharing. Angela
R U S S says
This is something I’m definitely going to try. I’m in a soup phase lately because I just got my braces. Lol. It looks really tasty and I love that it’s healthy too.
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melandria romero says
what an interesting recipe and looks really yummy, would love to try this sometime
love soup in cold weather yours sounds awesome. What is in your haitin spices
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YUM! That’s looks super tasty. I like trying different kinds of soup during the colder months.
Jessica Cassidy says
I LOVE anything that is soup. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
Supervision over the cook is definitely a fair deal. 😉 This looks good to me! Happy New Year to you. 🙂
This makes me feel hungry again! This is perfect for the cold weather 🙂
Jojo Vito says
ohh, I haven’t tried this one yet, but thanx for sgharing your recipe…now I can try doing this at home 🙂
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K. Lee Banks says
Thanks for sharing! Love a good soup, especially during cold weather. This looks like one I’ll have to bookmark and try!
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Looks yummy! I love trying foods from around the world. Thanks for sharing! 😀
Mhar Sefcik says
Wow this looks really delicious. The ingredients are very nutritious.
Marielle Altenor says
It is! Let me know if you end up trying this soup!