Callaloo Soup Recipe

Step 1

Combine all but the last three ingredients in a pot with 2 quarts of boiling water. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

Step 2

Meanwhile, simmer the yam in lightly salted water until just tender. Drain the water & reserve the vegetables.

Step 3

Allow the soup to cool slightly. Strain the stock & set aside. Puree the cooked solids & return to the pot. Add enough of the reserved stock to form a syrupy consistency. In a small pan, reduce the remaining stock until thickened & add it to the soup.

Step 4

Add the salt, pepper & Scotch bonnet. Simmer for 1 hour. 5 minutes before serving, add the diced yams. Heat through & serve.

VARIATIONS: Replace the dasheen with 1 bunch of spinach.

Replace the yams with either malanga or dasheen root. Cook in the same way.

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

Things You'll Need

  • 1bn Dasheen, cleaned & deveined
  • 6ea Fresh okras, trimmed
  • 1lg Plantain, cubed
  • 1ts Oregano
  • 5ea Scallions, chopped
  • 6ea Cloves, pounded
  • 2ea Tomatillos, husked &
  • -- quartered, optional
  • 2ea Garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1lb Yam, peeled & diced
  • Salt & pepper
  • Scotch bonnet, to taste

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