Callaloo - Jamaican vegetable

Callaloo - Jamaican vegetable

Callaloo - is the name given to the leaves of a variety of plants such as taro (dasheen), tannia (malanga) and amaranth (prickly callaloo). It is often used to make soup. The soup includes numerous other ingredients, such as crab or pig's tail, okra and hot peppers. Callaloo resembles spinach in appearance, and is used in a similar ways. The leaves can also be cooked and served as a vegetable or mixed with rice.

This wonderfully nutritious vegetable is used in soups or salads. It may be used as a garnish or as an accompanying vegetable. Surprisingly, Jamaican Callaloo also makes a delicious and refreshing drink! It is excellent as a filling for quiches, pancakes and omeletts or soups.

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