Image result for sos pwa nwaSkill Level: Easy

Cuisine: Traditional

Course: Dinner, Lunch

Portions:4 Portions

Time: 2hs

Black bean puree or sauce is usually served over rice or cornmeal and some people (like me) just eat it alone as a black bean soup. It’s so delicious!

Ingredients for Sòs Pwa Nwa (Black beans sauce):

  • 2 cups or 16oz. of dry black beans
  • 10-14 cups of water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs of scallion
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 Maggie bouillon
  • 1/8 tsp clove powder (if you like it)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 spoon of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 scotch bonnet/hot pepper (optional)
  1. In a big pot add the dry black beans, garlic cloves, scallion and 1 thyme. Boil it for 1 hour or until tender.(Add water if needed)
  2. Strain the water into another container for later use.
  3. Add the beans and the other ingredients to a blender with some of the strain water and 1 Maggie bouillon.
  4. Blend it adding regularly the strain water.
  5. Once it’s blended, put the puree into a net colander and drain everything into a pot. With a wood spoon move the puree to rinse all the water.
  6.  Once all the puree went through the colander, put the pot to boil.
  7. Add a pinch of salt, the scotch bonnet pepper and 1 thyme . (A little secret, I use 1 spoon of Parmesan cheese to add thickness and flavor to the sauce)
  8. Cover the pot and steam the sauce for 15 min.
  9. Serve with white rice or drink it as a soup.

Bon Appétit!