Callaloo Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 165.5
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 361.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Introduction

A delicious and hearty stew based on the traditional Carribean Callaloo stew. If you eat meat, you can boost the flavor by adding 2-3 smoked ham hocks, which add rich smokiness without adding substantially to the calories and fat. To make this vegan, don't add ham hocks (of course) and use Better than Bouillon "No Chicken" base instead. A delicious and hearty stew based on the traditional Carribean Callaloo stew. If you eat meat, you can boost the flavor by adding 2-3 smoked ham hocks, which add rich smokiness without adding substantially to the calories and fat. To make this vegan, don't add ham hocks (of course) and use Better than Bouillon "No Chicken" base instead.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 leeks, sliced thin
    1/2 yellow onion, sliced thin
    6 garlic cloves, smashed
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 large sweet potato (also known as yam), cut into 2" cubes
    1.5lb large taro root, cut into 2" cubes
    1 lb okra pods, cut into 0.5" slices
    1 bunch collard greens, sliced thin
    1 jalapeno pepper, de-seeded and sliced thin
    1 tbsp allspice
    1 tbsp dry thyme
    1 tsp cayenne
    2 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp garlic powder
    3 bay leaves, whole
    Better than Bouillon Chicken (or No Chicken) base
    1 quart TJ's Vegetable Broth
    Water to cover
    dash of salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Cook leeks, onion, and garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil. Add sweet potato and taro and stir. In a separate pan, cook sliced okra in remaining oil to cook out slime, then add to taro and sweet potato. Add vegetable broth, water to cover, and bouillon base. Add spices and bring to a boil. When pot reaches a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour, until taro and sweet potato are cooked through and tender, and stew is a thick consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle over brown rice (optional), and serve. Goes well with Crystal or Tabasco sauce.

Serving Size: Makes 8 hearty bowls

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user 17REASONS.

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