Recipe courtesy of Asa Wright Nature Centre

Callaloo

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup water

1/4-pound salt pork

Meat from 2 cooked crabs, optiona

2 tablespoons butter, divided

4 chives, minced

1 onion, minced

3 garlic cloves, minced

8 okra, cleaned and diced

12 dasheen leaves, cleaned and stripped from their stalks*

4 cups coconut milk

1 1/2 cup grated or cubed pumpkin

Salt

Rice or cornbread, for serving

Directions

  1. Pour 1 cup of water into a large saucepot. Add the salt pork and crabmeat, if using, and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add chives, onion, and garlic and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic mixture to the pot with the pork. Add the okra, dasheen or spinach, coconut milk, and pumpkin and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the remaining tablespoon of butter, and season with salt, to taste. Serve hot with rice or cornbread.

Cook’s Note

*Dasheen is a leafy green similar to spinach. It can be found in specialty stores or spinach may be substituted.

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