from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The edible spinachlike leaves of the dasheen.
- n. A soup or stew made of these leaves or other greens, okra, crabmeat, and seasonings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various tropical plants grown in the Americas, especially of the genus Xanthosoma, cultivated for their edible leaves.
- n. A spicy soup or stew made from such leaves.
On a sultry February afternoon, far from Chicago, I savored a silky, warm soup called callaloo made with the Caribbean green also known as callaloo.
Fish wrapped in banana leaves, dried beans, lots of soups, rice, a native green called callaloo, rum, and a devastating moonshine concocted from fermented corn and sugarcane juice, which Fry gives a recipe for.
Among the offerings at Basil's Bar is soup made from a local leaf vegetable called callaloo, as well as a curried conch dish (www. basilsmustique.com; 784 / 488-8350; dinner entrees $30 and up).
He acknowledges using mostly American meat on his Cayman menu, but he is in dialogues with local farmers for produce such as callaloo, a leafy vegetable, which he serves with a grilled pork chop for 29 Cayman Islands dollars $35.
"I've prepared grilled parrot fish, roasted breadfruit dumplings and callaloo," she tells me.
They dined on lobster tails and callaloo and sampled several of the Caribbean-style alcoholic beverages.
While it may be a challenge to package up delights prepared by local Montego Bay vendors -- think fresh callaloo and deliciously doughy festival, authentic spices and tasty marinades are easy to find.
She cannot have rice and peas, curry goat with roti, a little plantains and callaloo to put some meat on her bones?
His breakfast in Jamaica includes fruit and a dish consisting of poached eggs with callaloo, a leafy Caribbean green.
Or order the ackee and saltfish, served with festivals (fried bread) and callaloo ($16), or because it's the season, the curry lobster roll ($18).
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