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Guyanese and Trinidadian Recipes

Shrimp and Callaloo Soup

Ingredients

2 pt water or stock
1 large onion
Eschallot, celery, white pepper and salt
1 oz dried shrimp or 6 large prawns
1 bundle callaloo or pakchoy (bok choy)
Soya sauce
Fat for frying

Preparation

  • Chop the onion and sauté lightly.
  • Add the water or stock, eschallot and celery tied together, pepper and salt.
  • Season and bring to a simmering point. Allow to simmer for about ½ hour.
  • Clean the shrimps thoroughly and add to the soup. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add finely shredded callaloo or pakchoy. Simmer for a further 3 minutes. Add a few drops of soya sauce.
  • Serve hot.

Alternative Recipe

Recipe compliments of "A Taste of Guyana" - Dr. Odeen Ishmael.

Ingredients

2 pints water stock
1 large onion
1 oz shallot
2 oz celery
½ teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste
4 oz cleaned shrimp
1 bundle callaloo (spinach)
1 tsp soy sauce
½ oz margarine for frying

Preparation

  • Chop onion and sauté lightly in margarine.
  • Add water, shallot, celery, black pepper and salt. Season and simmer for half an hour.
  • Add shrimps and add to soup. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add finely shredded callaloo. Add soy sauce and simmer for a further 3 minutes.
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