26 October 2012

homemade Callaloo Soup

Five months in Grenada and so many things I've postponed to the last minute. Like for example to cook a Callaloo Soup! Callaloo is a local vegetable, comparable to spinach, and an ingredient of many local dishes here in Grenada. I tasted Callaloo soup twice in restaurants, once it was average and once amazingly yummy. So finally I gave it a try and you know what? It turned out to be so easy and so good!

That's how Callaloo grows

Here's how I cooked it:

Ingredients (serves about 6):
1 lb Callaloo (I guess it would work with chinese spinach or swiss chard as well) 
1 selery stalk
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic gloves, chopped
1/4 tsp Thyme
1 sweet pepper, chopped
1/2 lb ocra, sliced
1 liter (4 cups) vegetable stock
1 can coconut milk, shake well before open it
salt and pepper to taste

Wash all vegetables thoroughly. Heat some olive oil in a pot, cook onions until soft. Add selery, pepper, ocra, garlic, thyme and the cut Callaloo. Cook and stir until Callaloo reduces its volume. Add stock and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Then cover and reduce heat. Let it simmer until all vegetables are soft, about 30 - 40 min. Puree soup with a stick blender (how I love my new toy!). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

 cook and stir all vegetables until Callaloo reduces volume

add stock and coconut milk, bring to boil, let simmer 30-40min
With love from paradise

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious...Can you share some of your great boat recipes on Radeen's site at http://BoatRecipes.com
    Thank you