Callaloo (sometimes called amaranth) is a spinach-like vegetable with large, heart-shaped leaves. Jamaicans cook it in water with oil and seasonings to make a silky stew eaten at breakfast with ackee (a Caribbean fruit) and saltfish, or as a side dish. Bradford Thompson likes to use pork fat in his version, which he serves alongside his spicy jerk hens. Callaloo is available at many Caribbean markets in the U.S., but spinach is an easier-to-find substitute.
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