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Chicken Soup with Tomatoes and Callaloo

#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - poured over rice

Chicken Soup with Tomatoes and Callaloo
by James Belardo

What a wonderful and versatile leafy green vegetable Callaloo is. An integral ingredient in Caribbean cuisine, especially Jamaican cuisine. Callaloo captured our hearts on our last visit to Jamaica by way of a simple Callaloo Seasoned Rice dish. We were lucky enough to find some plants and grow our own this year. In addition to the Callaloo Seasoned Rice recipe we have also used the vegetable in  a delicious chicken soup.

Ingredients
Big bunch of fresh callaloo
2-3 chicken breasts cup up
3-4 stalks celery
2-3 carrots
1 onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
16 fresh ripe plum tomatoes
1 cup white wine (Pinot Grigio)
2 cans black beans
2-3 bay leaves
olive oil
fresh lemon juice (1/2 medium-large lemon)
1 fresh hot pepper, diced or Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
2 cups water

Starch (suggested)
Brown Rice
Small pasta (elbows , orzo, ditalini or broken Spaghetti)
Boiled Potatoes

Directions
1. Preheat 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large dutch oven. Fry the onions, garlic and hot peppers
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - sauté the onions

2. Add the chicken and cook for 5-10 minutes
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - toss in the chicken

3. When the chicken has lost it’s transparency, add the carrots and celery.
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - add the celery and carrots

4. When the carrots and celery begin to soften, add the white wine and let come to a boil.
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - some white #wine

5. When the soup comes to a boil you can add 1 cup of water.
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - 1c water

6. Allow it to come to a boil before adding 1 cup of stock and some bay leaves.
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - 1c chicken stock #Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - bay leaves

7. Waiting until it comes to a boil, once again, add the tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes or so.
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - add fresh plum tomatoes

8. When the tomatoes have cooked sufficiently you can add another cup of water.
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - 1c water + 1c stock

9.  Once the soup boils you may add the black beans and let cook for 10 minutes or so.
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - black beans

10. Add some salt and pepper

12. Add the Callaloo and let cook for 15 minutes allowing the callaloo to soften
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - the callaloo

13. Add the final cup of stock.
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - 1c water + 1c stock

13. Add the lemon juice
#Homemade #Callaloo #Chicken and #Tomato #Soup #CucinaDelloZio - lemon juice + s&p

14. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

October 6, 2015 at 5:54 PM

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