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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Callaloo, Rice and Ackee Cassarole


Well, this is truly a one pot dish. Ackee and callaoo and (Codfish) is usually a great dish. This dish is more from a vegetarian standpoint.

Ackee is Jamaica National Dish. It is still argued whether it is a fruit or vegetable. I count it as a fruit. This is an easy one step dish, that many Jamaicans may use if they don't have any meat, poultry or fish to add.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups RICE
  • 2 Tbsps. VEGETABLE OIL
  • ½ cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 can ACKEES IN SALTED WATER
  • 2 tsps. white pepper
  • 1 can CALLALOO IN SALTED WATER
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 tsp. paprika

METHOD / DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook Rice. Meanwhile, grease casserole dish and set aside.
  3. Heat Vegetable Oil in a frying pan and saute chopped onions. Add drained Ackees and white pepper. Set aside.
  4. Spread one layer of cooked rice at the bottom of the greased casserole dish and layer Ackees and Callaloo alternately.
  5. Cover with the remaining rice. Combine milk and beaten egg and pour over rice. 6. Sprinkle cheese on, and top with paprika.
  6. Bake until done or a skewer inserted comes out clean

3 comments:

LadyBanana said...

I had callaloo when I was in Trinidad, can't remember much about it but the name, it was a LONG time ago!

iriegal said...

Callaloo is so much like Spinach. I eat it sometimes with Codfish. When were you in Trini?

LadyBanana said...

I was in Trinidad for 3 weeks back in (dare I say) 1977 when I was 19..

I was working with a Trinidadian girl and she took me home to meet her family :)