Callaloo Soup I

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This is a traditional West Indian recipe, which will vary slightly from island to island.........this version is from Trinidad. Don't be put off by the tastes delicious. (I don't cook with salt, so some may need to be added for personal taste.)




  1. Put oil and bacon pieces in stockpot and cook bacon crispy.
  2. Add onion and garlic and seasonings, sauté
  3. Add stock, okra, silver beet and whole pepper.
  4. Bring to boil, then simmer until all vegetables are soft—approx 1 - 1½ hours — being very careful not to burst the whole pepper.
  5. With spoon carefully remove pepper and discard.
  6. Using an electric beater (or hand held swizzle stick) beat soup until vegetables are mashed down — do not purée.
  7. Return pot to heat, and add crabmeat / crabs
  8. Simmer until cooked.
  9. Serve hot.
  10. Wear a bib to keep front clean when eating crabs, and sucking crabmeat from legs — enjoy!.