Another favorite- yummy and rich. Callaloo is the green veggie from the caribean, I use spinach.
20 or so okra (ladies fingers), chopped
1lb callaloo (substitute spinach leaves), shredded
1 can coconut milk
3 tablespoons groundnut oil
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, finely chopped
bunch of spring onions (10-12), chopped
Hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco), to taste
pinch dried thyme
crab, fresh or canned =optional
Fry onions until soft. Add the thyme,pepper,salt, garlic and cook
for a few minutes. Put in the okra and callaloo/spinach ,cover and simmer
gently for 5 minutes or so.
Add the coconut milk and bring back to simmer then put in the crab
meat (including the cracked claws), the spring onions and Tabasco.
Cover and simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes.
For a less 'chunky' soup remove claws and divest them of their
meat. Blend in a liquidiser then add lots of cream to taste. Re-heat