Soup Recipes

Cream of Callaloo Soup Recipe

Written by Joan Lue

Cream of Callaloo Soup

Ingredients
4 cups Callaloo (chopped)
2 tbsps Cooking Oil
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 tsp. Thyme Leaves (dried) or 2 tsps. Fresh
1 qt. Milk
½ cup Butter
¾ All-Purpose Flour
1 qt Chicken Broth
Salt
Optional: ½ lb. Med. Shrimp (shelled and deveined)

Method
In large skillet, heat the oil and saute the onion, garlic and thyme till limp. Add callalloo, a sprinkling of salt and cayenne, cover and steam for several minutes. Set callalloo aside.
In saucepan, over low heat, melt butter and then add flour. Cook stirring, until the roux forms vigorous bubbles. Slowly add the milk,( it shouldn’t be cold), whisking continuously so that no lumps form and mixture comes to a gentle boil. Add chicken broth and spinach. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and let soup gently simmer. If using the shrimp, add now and bring soup back to a boil, stirring occasionally. Taste for salt and add more pepper if desired. Serve hot. Serves 8.

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Joan Lue