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One of the most famous of Caribbean dishes, this version of pepperpot comes from Jamaica. Some of the vegetables are rather unusual in the UK, so you should see if you can get them from a specialist West Indian greengrocer.

Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:1948
Ready in:2 hours 50 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

Best recipe review

Not for me.


I think it was the callaloo; too slimy.



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  1. Put the callaloo, okra, pigs' tails or salt beef and the shin of beef in a large pot with the water.
  2. Bring to the boil and them simmer until the meats are tender (about 2 hours).
  3. Add the coconut milk, yam, coco, escallions, chilli pepper and a little ground black pepper.
  4. Add more water if necessary, although the soup should be fairly thick.
  5. Simmer for a further 30 minutes.


If you are unable to find callaloo you could replace it with spinach. Use large spring onions or small leeks if you cannot get escallions.

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