A St. John favorite for Old Year's Night (New Year's Eve), kallaloo is a spicy stew of squash and greens served over cornmeal.

  • 12Servings



  • 1 lb. West Indian pumpkin (calabaza) or butternut squash, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb. fresh spinach, washed and coarsely chopped, or 1 10 oz. box frozen
  • 1 lb. collard greens, washed and coarsely chopped, or 1 10 oz. box frozen
  • 1 lb. kale, washed and coarsely chopped, or 1 10-oz. box frozen
  • 1 lb okra, trimmed and sliced, or 1 10-oz. box frozen
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 2 Tbs. vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • 3/4 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. safflower oil
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper


To make Kallaloo: Put squash and 1.5 qt. water in 3-quart pot.  Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low.  Add greens, okra, onion garlic, thyme and parsley, and cook, covered 15 minutes, stirring.  Add hot pepper sauce vinegar and salt.  Cook 5 minutes more.

To make Fungi: Bring 1 1/4 qt. water to a boil in medium saucepan.  Mix about 2 Tbs. cornmeal with 1/3 cup boiling water in small bowl.  Stir mixture back into pan of boiling water.  Let cornmeal cook 1 minute.  Add remaining cornmeal in slow, steady stream, stirring constantly.  Stir in oil, salt and pepper.  Cook 5 minutes more.  Top Fungi with Kallaloo, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 100
  • Carbohydrate Content: 21 g
  • Fat Content: 1 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 160 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g