How to make it

  • Strip the stalks and midribs from the leaves, (or defrost frozen spinach)
  • Wash and cut leaves and soft stalks, discard remainder
  • Cut okra, chives, onion and thyme into small pieces
  • In a large pot melt a tablespoon of butter and add the cut veg and shado beni until onion begins to clear
  • Add callaloo (or spinach) leaves, garlic, crab, coconut milk and water (add the whole hot pepper if you like)
  • Bring to the boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or more until everything is soft and cooked
  • If you added a hot pepper, remove it now... and don't let it burst!
  • Swizzle or beat with a hand beater
  • Add the rest of the butter and stir well
  • Add salt and pepper to taste

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  • skyduchess 9 years ago
    I have wanted this recipe for a while now. I never got it prior to my mom passing. Thanks. From on Trini to another.

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  • nanny 10 years ago
    Callaloo sounds like alotta fun to me.Love to try new things and this is new to me.Thanks so much!!
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  • jaie 10 years ago
    The first thing I thought of was an episode from the old Cosby Show...Cliff hired a Jamacian chef to make her Callaloo and I never knew what it was!!! Now I do! Thanks.
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  • softgrey 10 years ago
    very exotic and sounds delish...
    thanks for something interesting and simple...

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  • crystalwaters 10 years ago
    Ah, memories of Jamaica ... thanks for a great post! Nice to see some international recipes here! :-)
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