Calabaza Soup Recipe

Step 1

Simmer all the ingredients except the salt, pepper & chili pepper, in 6 cups of water for 1 hour. Strain the liquid into a bowl & allow the solids to cool. Puree the cooled solids.

Step 2

Return the puree to the soup pot along with the strained liquid. Simmer, uncovered, until the mixture is reduced to a syrup-like consistency. Add the seasonings while simmering & serve very hot.

VARIATION: Add 1/2 lb fresh okra after pureeing the vegetables above.

Virginie & George Ebart, "Down-Island Caribbean Cookery"

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2lb Calabaza squash, peeled &
  • -- seeded
  • 1ea Green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1ea Garlic clove, pressed
  • 4ea Scallions, minced
  • 6ea Thyme leaves
  • 4ea Whole allspice, crushed
  • 1ts Cumin
  • 1ts Fenugreek
  • 1lg Ripe tomato, peeled &
  • -- chopped
  • 1c Coconut milk
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chili pepper, to taste

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