A mouthwatering puree of taro leaves and crab served over rice or as a soup. If taro leaves are not available, you may substitute approximately 400g of Chinese spinach or regular spinach.
Look for the harder to find ingredients at Caribbean shops and markets. Taro leaves can be substituted with similar leaves known as simply callaloo, bhaaji or dasheen.
This is nothing but pure carribean flavour, mouth watering and overall healty. Taste is delighting and very good. Try this for kids who don't like spinach. - 23 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I've never tried any authentic version of this, but I wasn't impressed. The habanero didn't offer sufficient flavor. The okra goo accentuated the sliminess of the spinach. I thought it was rather bland an forgettable. - 01 Nov 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this with a LOT of substituted ingredients because I could not get all that the recipe called for where I live, here in the US. I used fresh spinach, dried thyme, canned crab, and frozen okra. We do not eat pork so I omitted the bacon and pig's tail. It was still delicious! I can only imagine what it would have been like with the authentic ingredients. I will happily make this again. I loved eating callaloo when I was in Trinidad and Tobago and am thrilled to be able to make it at home. Thank you for sharing the recipe. - 14 Dec 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)