Rating: 4.33 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is made with callaloo leaves in the West Indies, but in Canada we often have to use spinach leaves, which is just as tasty.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat bacon in a saucepan over medium heat until fat begins to render, about 2 minutes; stir in onions, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir mixture until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

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  • Pour water into bacon mixture; stir in okra and spinach. Bring soup to a simmer; cook for 30 minutes. Season with hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper.

  • Blend soup until smooth using an immersion blender. Alternatively, pour soup into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.

  • Return soup to a simmer in saucepan over low heat; stir in crab. Simmer until crab is heated through, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Chicken broth can be substituted for water; 2 slices of smoked ham can be substituted for bacon.

This can be spiced up with Caribbean green seasoning and more hot sauce.

I have made this soup with lots of fresh spinach, and added a zucchini.

Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 12.5g; fat 1.9g; cholesterol 39.9mg; sodium 233.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2015
This was tasty. Had a very strong veggie flavor which I liked. It is very thick so some extra stock might be needed. I did need more hot sauce..Do add the crab.I tried it with and without and it is really wonderful with the crab Read More
(2)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2015
This was tasty. Had a very strong veggie flavor which I liked. It is very thick so some extra stock might be needed. I did need more hot sauce..Do add the crab.I tried it with and without and it is really wonderful with the crab Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2017
Found this recipe after eating this soup at a Caribbean restaurant in Tulsa. This is great! I used chicken broth instead of water. Had to add extra seasonings to "kick up" the flavor. Will make it again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2021
Wonderful recipe! I also added fish to the recipe and used chicken broth instead of water. Great flavor and very filling! Read More
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