Jamaican Festivals with Callaloo & Saltfish

Everyone loves a good Caribbean breakfast or lunch and I’ve got the right idea just for you! Get into this jamaican festival stuffed with saltfish and served with callaloo. Besides ackee and saltfish, my favorite way to eat saltfish is with dumplings and callaloo. It’s a salty & savory dish with fresh herbs and spices, the callaloo is a mild tasting leafy green vegetable and it’s amazing when done right. It’s very similar to spinach in that you need a lot just to get a little. The shrinkage factor after it’s cooked is always something to take into consideration but it’s so worth it!
For the callaloo:

1/2 onion diced
1/2 tomato diced
4 Cloves of garlic
1/2 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tbsp all purpose seasoning
1/4 cup oil (coconut, vegetable, canola, or corn oil is just fine.)

For the saltfish:
1 Packet of bacalao or saltfish
1/2 tomato diced
1/2 onion diced
5 Cloves of garlic
Few sprigs of thyme
1/4 cup of oil
1/4 cup of water (just enough to make a little gravy)
Optional: 1 tbsp of ketchup or tomato paste

Here is a video to guide you along the path to deliciousness!

Recipe Video: Jamaican Style Callaloo & Festival Stuffed with Saltfish

Published by thatnursecooks

Hello, welcome to my blog! I’m a nurse from NYC and I love to cook and share my love for cooking with others!

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