Callaloo Jamaican Style

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 15 min 4
Callaloo Jamaican Style
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1/2 bunch Kale
1/2 bunch Collard greens
2 slice Peameal bacon (cut into pieces)
4 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 medium Yellow onion
1/2 tsp Paprika, smoked
1 sprig Thyme, fresh
1 medium Tomato
1 pepper(s) Scotch bonnet pepper
1 pinch Salt and pepper (to taste)
3 plantain(s) Plantain, green, raw
2 spray (about 1/3 second) Olive oil cooking spray
1/2 bunch Spinach


Cut leaves and soft stems from the callaloo (greens), them soak in a bowl of cold water for about 5-10 minutes or until finish with prep.

Proceed to slicing the onions, mincing the garlic and dicing the tomatoes. Set aside.

Remove callaloo from water cut in chunks.

Place bacon on saucepan and cook until crispy. Then add onions, garlic, thyme, stir for about a minute or more. Add tomatoes; scotch bonnet pepper, smoked paprika. Sauté for about 2-3 more minutes.

Finally add vegetable, salt, mix well, and steamed for about 6-8 minutes or until leaves are tender. Add a tiny bit of water as needed. Adjust seasonings and turn off the heat.

Using a sharp knife cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain; peel only as deep as the peel. Remove plantain peel by pulling it back.

Slice the plantain into medium size lengthwise slices and set aside.

Coat a large frying pan with cooking oil spray. Spray the tops of the plantains with a generous layer of oil spray and sprinkle with salt, freshly ground pepper.

Let the plantains “fry” on medium heat, shaking the frying pan to redistribute them every few minutes. As the plantains brown, continue to add more cooking oil spray, salt and pepper (if needed) until they have reached the desired colour and texture.

Remove and serve with callaloo.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 287
Calories from fat 21.8
Calories from saturated fat 5.2
Total Fat 2.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 10.8 mg
Sodium 278 mg
Potassium 1414 mg
Total Carbohydrate 60 g
Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
Sugars 6.7 g
Protein 10.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.8
Meat 0.3
Vegetables 3.2

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