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Calabaza Soup

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Category: Soups, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 lb Calabaza squash, peeled &
  • -- seeded
  • 1 Green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, pressed
  • 4 Scallions, minced
  • 6 Thyme leaves
  • 4 Whole allspice, crushed
  • 1 ts Cumin
  • 1 ts Fenugreek
  • 1 lg Ripe tomato, peeled &
  • -- chopped
  • 1 c Coconut milk
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chili pepper, to taste


Simmer all the ingredients except the salt, pepper & chili pepper, in
6 cups of water for 1 hour. Strain the liquid into a bowl & allow the
solids to cool. Puree the cooled solids.

Return the puree to the soup pot along with the strained liquid.
Simmer, uncovered, until the mixture is reduced to a syrup-like
consistency. Add the seasonings while simmering & serve very hot.

VARIATION: Add 1/2 lb fresh okra after pureeing the vegetables above.

Virginie & George Ebart, "Down-Island Caribbean Cookery"

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