Sunday, October 19, 2008

Calalloo - The Recepie

Every Sunday as a rule we cook calalloo as part of our Sunday meal, I blogged about this before I just thought I will share the recipe amongmy good friend Donna and the HORDES of okra lovers here in blogland lol!!


1 Bundle Calalloo Bush (12 stalks calalloo leaves) (Check your West Indian Markets)

1/4 lb salted beef or pork or smoked meat of your choice

10 Okras

1/2 lb pumpkin

1 med onion

3 sprigs chive

2 tbsp celery

5 heads garlic

1 tbsp crushed ginger

1/2 green bell pepper

2 cup coconut cream/milk

2 cups water

2tbsp cooking margarine/butter


black pepper

1tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

Wash and cut leaves and the stalk too (cut of appox 3-4 inches off from the end and dump the ends)

Soak, boil and cut up salted or smoked meat of your choice

In a heavy saucepan, (not yet on the stove) place garlic and ginger, then add chopped calalloo bush, salted meat, add chopped okras and chopped pumpkin add 2 cups water and coconut cream, cover and set on stove to boil, then allow to simmer stirring occasionally for approx 20 - 25mins.

Add seasonings (chive celery, onions and green pepper), after a further 10 mins add dry seasonings including sugar. Cook for another 5 minutes, add cooking butter, all ingredients in calalloo should be soft and well cooked!

Allow to cool enough to blend or 'swizzle' (REMEMBER TO REMOVE MEATS FIRST)
After blending taste, again and add more salt if needed!
Enjoy!! (Smacking your mama optional!!!)


Penny said...

Well, smack my mama that looks good. LOL

squawmama said...

Sounds so good... I love OKRA and if I ever find a West Indian Market I am going to give it try... It looks so yummy... Maybe when I get back home in just 11 days...


nikkicrumpet said...

hmmmm How about I just stay for dessert???? Cuz I make it a point not to eat anything thats green! Hope you're having a marvelous weekend!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Penny! Why oh why is your blog gone!! I miss you so much! Okra lovers unite!!

Donna I would love it if you try it!

Nikki, shame! Eat your greens! lol!!

Shelia said...

Hi Raxx! Now I do love okra, but I like it breaded and fried!! I know, not too healthy. But I know my Mother would love this to death!!
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Justine said...

I'm sorry girl, but I just can't get past what the picture of it looks like. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Justine :o )

Penny said...

Huh, my blog isn't gone?
Love this recipe. I think it's nice that you have a Sunday routine dinner. I've put coconut milk in collards, which is so close to this green. And okras are the best ever veggie on the planet. Well, maybe right behind cauliflower. Best yet, let's mix up some cauliflower, okra, corn, onion, and a little garlic. Nothings right without a little garlic.

Anonymous said...

Raquel...thanks for posting your recipe. I am certainly going to try it. This weekend to be exact. I have to find where I can get the calaloo leaves from. it looks yummy. I can't wait! thanks again for the recipe. chat with you in the morning.


Raxx - A day in the life said...

Penny, when I click on you it says 'profile not available'

I cant get on to your blog.

Smilingsal said...

Okra is not my favorite veggie, but thanks for informing me of another way to fix it.

Buffie said...

Now why have I never heard of this before? I live in the south! This sounds delicious, I love okra!
Buffie : )

Anonymous said...

Er Raxx, I'm really sorry but that picture at the top does nothing for me. I'm sure it's one of those tastes much better than it looks recipes but there is no way my kids would eat that.

I'm glad we don't have an abundance of Callaloo Bushes here in Northumberland!

Sorry, I know, I'm off your christmas card list.

SchmeckyGirl said...

I have to admit... I do not see myself making this, but I really want to try it! I must find somewhere that makes it.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Looks very hardy... I love okra.

Cheryl said...

Nice to meet you! I have never tasted Okra. It looks very interesting. It sure has a lot of seasoning in it, which sounds very good. Most of the bloggers I read are from the south and the food sometimes seems a little different but I am game. This dish diffinately would be healthier then what I normally fix. I need to try it. Thanks for sharing. Stop in an say hi.

Shelia said...

Hello pretty Raxx!! Oh, I'm blushing by all your compliments! You're so sweet. Yes, definetly, come and join the tablescapers! It's so much fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love okra. I have never had it like this. I'll have to try it!!

Mama said...

Hi Raxx, I have never tried okra or Calalloo leaves, the other ingredients are yummy, so I am going to try this when
I get back from my travels, off to London Thursday, hugs, Kathy

Jill said...

Sound's different and it's something I would want to try. I like trying new things but it kinda looks like what Shrek bathes in.

Shelia said...

Thank you, sweetness. Have a beautiful day!
Be a sweetie too!
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Raquel, I am going on a hunt on Sat. for the callaloo leaves... :) Im going to try it!


Deb said...

Hi Raxx, I wish you could send me some in the mail to try, because as you know I hate to cook! So I'm always looking for something that almost has almost no prepare time at all. This recipe will take too long *for me* but, I love okra and pumpkin.

Lynette said...

Hi - I found you through KristenB's blog. The only way I eat okra is deep fried!! My mom likes it boiled - sorry that is gaross (to me!!) Your blog looks very interesting and I love that you are international - you're my first international blog friend!! I just started my own blog about a week ago, so I am just learning about all this - I'll be back to visit you soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Raxx, sorry I haven't visited you , we've been on the road, then something happened to my blog. I lost all my Blog List and my Followers was messed up. I'm reloading my list, then I noticed you're not on my guestbook, I was sure you we're on it. If you get a chance, when you visit me, please sign it for me. Thank you.


Bridget said...

Hey, I see that pumpkin is one of the ingredients of this. Do you use fresh pumpkin?
My nephew lives in Japan and said that one of the things that he misses most is pumpkin pie. I found him a piece of pumpkin pie while we were in hawaii!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I have never tried okra. Not even sure if I can get it around here. I am sometimes kind of funny about new foods, and not sure I would try it, lol.


Lynette said...

Hey Raxx - thanks for visiting me and the sweet comments on my guest BR. Look forward to getting to know you better.
Have a good weekend - can't wait to see what yummies you have for us next!!

Lisa said...

Bloggy Bling at my place for you.

Lisa said...

Bloggy Bling at my place for you.

Anonymous said...

hey, you forgot the hot green pepper


Rick said...

LOVE okra - fried though, not boiled. Try it fried in a little corn meal in oil. Yum!

Mariafer said...

Yummy...Lovely blog...

nikkicrumpet said...

So did you pick a costume yet????

Penny said...

Hey sweetie po peetie! LOL Yes, I'm crazy. I just wanted to stop by and say hello down there in Trinidad! I took husband Clay to the airport this morning sending him off to the caribbean. He's diving the walls of Cayman Islands for a week. Lucky dude.
Okay, love ya, hope all is wonederful in your world tonite...bye! Penny

Shelia said...

Hello, Pretty One! Sounds like you've had a very busy day! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)