This Jamaican Cow Foot Recipe is no different from a typical Jamaican stew chicken recipe or stew oxtail recipe. Other than the fact we are cooking the heel of the cow, the cooking concept is essentially the same.
Cow heel soup is usually the most popular way Jamaicans enjoy this protein option. This flavorful soup is made with fresh herbs, spices and ground provisions, such as Jamaican yellow yam and sweet potatoes.
Unlike the cow heel soup, where the flavor is lengthened to make a broth, the Jamaican Cow Foot stew has a more concentrated savor and aroma.
Is Jamaican Cow Foot Healthy?
In short, yes. There is little to no fat on the heel on the cows which makes then a lean dish, even with no “meat”. This dish is essentially made with the skin of the cow and the bones attached to the part of the heel.
Just like the Jamaican Stew Chicken Foot Recipe, this cow foot stew is filled with collagen that is good for your skin.
What does Jamaican Stew Cow Foot Taste Like?
If you understand the term “gummy”, that is how Jamaicans would describe the mouth feel.
Imagine eating the most sticky candy you ever had, and there is a sauce that comes with it that is also sticky.
Jamaican Stew Cow Foot has a distinctive taste, that you may want to try at least once to know if you would like the dish or not.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is great for the skin and it is used in many beauty products. However, instead if taking supplements, you can add nutritional, low calorie, collagen foods to your diet.
Other than this Jamaican Cow Foot recipe, the Jamaican Stew Chicken Foot Recipe is the best collagen filled food to eat.
Chicken feet may gross some people out but it is not mandatory for them to be eaten in order to consume the collagen. You may either make a bone broth and strain the chicken feet or make a sticky sauce with the stew.
The collagen found in chicken feet and cow feet is called BioCell Collagen. BioCell Collagen, helps to promote younger looking skin as well as aides in proper joint movement.
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How to Serve Jamaican Cow Foot?
Like any Jamaican style protein, the best way to enjoy them is with any Jamaican side dish. The most popular side dish know to Jamaican is the Jamaican rice and peas. Not only is it delicious and filling, it can be eaten just by itself as a vegan option.
Some people add butter to their Jamaican rice and peas but it is totally optional. The base of the rice and peas is coconut milk along with thyme, scallion, pimento and other spices. The funny thing about Jamaican rice and peas is that there are no identical recipes. Everyone makes theirs in a different way even if they are using the same ingredients.
Other than this Jamaican Cow Foot Recipe, Here are a Few of My Recipes that Will Pair Well with the Jamaican Rice and Peas:
- Jamaican Curry Chicken (Instant Pot)
- Boneless Jamaican Curry Chicken (Stove-Top)
- Chicken Foot Stew (Instant Pot)
- Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken (Instant Pot)
- Coconut Curry Shrimp (Stove-Top)
- Jerk Oxtail (Instant Pot)
- Jamaican Curry Oxtail (Instant Pot)
- Cast Iron Lobster (Stove-Top)
- Jamaican Tripe and Bean (Instant Pot)
- Coconut Curry Lentils (Instant Pot) - Vegan
Ingredients for Jamaican Cow Foot Recipe
Jamaican spices are normally similar depending on the dish. Whether making a stew or a saute, the most popular ingredients and the ingredients that will be used in this dish are: onions, pimento, garlic, thyme and scallions. You can even add browning, sweet pepper, tomatoes, carrots, or any other vegetables you think may compliment the dish.
How to Cook Jamaican Cow Foot?
First thing you will need to do before cooking the Jamaican cow foot recipes is to wash and clean the cow foot, then seasoning or marinating.
The skin on the cow foot is tough, which means it will take a long time to cook, especially on the stove top. This will include, browning and braising the cow foot until soft and tender which may take hours. Pressure cooking is the best and fastest way to cook cow foot without jeopardizing the flavor and authenticity.
Jamaican Cow Foot Recipe
- Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
- Wooden Spoon
- Cutting Board
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
To Clean to Cow Foot
- ¼ Cup White Vinegar or half of a lemon
- Water as Needed
- 1 Tablespoon Salt
To Season the Cow Foot
- 2 Pounds Cow Foot Cut into Rounds
- 1 Cup Onion Chopped
- 1 Cup Bell Peppers Chopped
- 1 Sprig Thyme
- 3 Cloves Garlic Chopped
- 2 Stalks Scallion Chopped
- 1 Medium Carrot Peeled and Sliced
- 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 3 Whole Pimento Seeds
- ½ Teaspoons Scotch Bonnet
To Cook the Cow Foot
- ½ Cup Water
- 2 Teaspoons Jamaican Browning
- 1 Cup Butter Beans or More if Desired
To Clean the Cow Foot
- In a bowl, add the cow foot round with enough water to cover it along with the salt and vinegar or lemon juice.
- Allow the cow foot to sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
- Use a small knife to get rid of any hair that may be present on the skin.
To Season the Cow Foot
- Pat the cow foot dry with a piece of paper towel and add: Onions, Garlic, Bell Peppers, Garlic, Thyme, Scallions, Carrots, Smoked Paprika, Black Pepper, Salt, Pimento Seed and Scotch Bonnet Pepper.
- Using you hand or a large spoon, mix all the spices and vegetables onto the cow foot until fully incorporated. Allow to sit at room temperature until ready to cook. Best marinated overnight!
To Cook the Cow Foot
- Turn the instant pot on to the pressure cooker setting on high and set to 40 minutes.
- Add the seasoned cow foot along with ½ cup of water. Close the instant pot and ensure the vent is sealed
- Once the timer is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 5 minutes before using the quick pressure release.
- Stir and saute for 5 minutes, or until the desired sauce consistency is reached.
- Serve best with Instant Pot Jamaican Rice and Peas