The other day, my friend and I took a trip out to our local Farmer’s Market.
Now I haven’t been out there in quite awhile, so I was exploring around to see what was new.
I always like to stop by the smaller stands to see if they have some different and yummy to try..
And on this day I found something I had NEVER heard about and couldn’t wait to try..
What is Callaloo?
That’s what I asked the nice lady that was selling them.
That’s all she had. Just bunches and bunches of Callaloo!
In a very sweet Jamaican type accent she told me that they were like a sweet collard greens.
She ever so nicely explained to me how to cook them and said they were delicious.
I’ll try just about anything (as long as it’s not spicy) so seeing there were only $1 a bunch.. why not..
After sautéing some onions and garlic, I added the Callaloo with some water and let them steam for 15 minutes.
Um.. all I can say is
I’m hoping and praying that this sweet lady will be back there next week when I go..
Because I am buying myself some more Callaloo..
I LOVE just saying it too..
Wiki definition of Callaloo:
Callaloo (sometimes calaloo or kallaloo) is a popular Caribbean dish served in different variants in across the Caribbean. The main ingredient is a leaf vegetable, traditionally either amaranth (known by many local names including callaloo or bhaaji), taro or Xanthosoma. Both are known by many names including callaloo, coco, tannia, bhaaji, or dasheen bush.
Have you ever tried.. Callaloo??