1 large crab
20 or so okra (ladies fingers), chopped
1lb callaloo (substitute spinach leaves), shredded
1 pint coconut milk
3 tablespoons groundnut oil
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, finely chopped
bunch of spring onions (10-12), chopped
Hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco), to taste
pinch dried thyme
Optional ingredients :- a couple of ounces of salt cod or salt pork.
Fry onions until soft. Add the thyme,pepper,salt, garlic and cook for a few
minutes. Put in the okra and callaloo ,cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes
Add the coconut milk and bring back to simmer then put in the crab meat
(including the cracked claws), the spring onions and Tabasco. Cover and simmer
on a low heat for 30 minutes.
For a less 'chunky' soup remove claws and divest them of their meat. Blend in a
liquidiser then add lots of cream to taste. Re-heat gently.