Soup Joumou is Haiti's Independence Day Soup. Every Haitian eats Soup Joumou on January 1, the day that Haitians celebrate their independence from the French. It is a savory blend of meat, veggies and classic Haitian spices that help Haitians ring in the new year and always remember their victory over tyranny.
|Prep Time||30 minutes|
|Cook Time||50 minutes|
- 2-3 lb Beef
- 1-2 lb Beef Bones
- 1-2 lb Joumou
- 3-4 Carrots
- 4-5 Small Potatoes
- 2-3 Yams
- 3-4 Turnips
- 3-4 Celery Sticks
- 1-2 Onions
- 3-4 Tbs garlic
- 5-7 Sticks of green onion
- ½ Green Pepper
- ½ Hot Pepper optional
- 1 handful of Macaroni and a bit of dry noodles optional
- 12-15 Cups of Water
- Tomato Paste to taste
- Epis to taste
- Powered Seasoning to taste
- Salt to taste
- olive oil to taste
- Butter optional
- 1-2 Cups of Flour
The Meat and Bones
- Squeeze lime and sour orange juice and pour a generous amount of salt onto the meat. (This is to help take away raw smell)
- Mix well and allow the juice and salt to penetrate the meat.
- Rinse the meat about two or three times.
- Season the Meat (allow the meat to be a little salty, since it will be in the broth).
- Separate the Meat and the Bones.
- Sweat the bones separately in your final soup pot, then add water.
- Cook the beef separately. When the meat is tender, brown the meat and make a little sauce to be added to the soup at the end.
- Peel and rinse the Joumou.
- Boil the Joumou separately.
- Blend the Joumou.
- Pour the blended Joumou mixture in the bone broth.
- Bring to a boil and lower heat and allow to simmer.
- Add the rest of the vegetables to the Joumou bone broth.
- Add the noodles (be sure to spread the noodles so the don't clump together).
- Stir occasionally.
- Add the meat sauce and allow the soup to simmer.
- Mix flour, butter, salt olive oil and water together. (Don't allow the mixture to be too soft).
- Roll out the dumplings.
- Add to the soup, stirring occasionally.
- Dice some onion and garlic and fry them in a bit of olive oil. (Don't let it burn)
- Add the mixture to the soup.
- (Optional) Add butter
- Taste the Soup and if it's good to you, it's ready to serve.