Goslings Rum

Island Black Bean Soup

Island Black Bean Soup


The black, or turtle bean, has a distinctive flavor and is popular in tropical cooking. The soup should be rich mahogany brown when completed.

  • 1 lb dried black beans, soaked overnight
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 cups good chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbs parsley, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp or to taste cumin
  • ½ tsp taste cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 tbs sherry peppers sauce or to taste
  • ¼ cup Goslings Black Seal Rum
  • Chopped hard cooked egg, chopped onion and slices of banana for garnish


  • In a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil and butter until golden.
  • Add the beans, celery, thyme, parsley, bay leaf, and stir a few times to warm them all up.
  • Pour on the water and broth and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer three hours until tender.
  • Add the allspice, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper and cook another five minutes.
  • Now add the Black Seal Rum and sherry peppers sauce and cook another five minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and purée somewhat less than half the beans.
  • Return them to the pot adding more broth if it becomes too thick.
  • Garnish with chopped hard cooked egg, chopped onion and a couple of banana slices.
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