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How To Make Jamaican Pepper Pot Soup with Seafood?

    Pepper Pot Soup with Seafood is a hearty and flavorful soup that combines a variety of ingredients, including callaloo, okra, and a mix of seafood. Here’s a basic recipe for making Pepper Pot Soup with Seafood:


    • 1 lb mixed seafood (shrimp, crab, fish fillets, etc.), cleaned and peeled
    • 1 cup callaloo leaves, chopped (substitute spinach if callaloo is not available)
    • 1 cup okra, sliced
    • 1 cup dasheen or taro leaves, chopped (optional)
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 bell pepper, chopped
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, minced (adjust according to your spice preference)
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 6 cups seafood or vegetable broth
    • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, dried or fresh
    • 1 teaspoon allspice berries
    • Salt and black pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
    • Cooked rice or bread, for serving


    1. Prepare Seafood:
      • Clean and peel the seafood. If using fish fillets, cut them into bite-sized pieces.
    2. Marinate Seafood:
      • In a bowl, combine the seafood with minced garlic, chopped thyme, lime or lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Allow it to marinate for at least 15-30 minutes.
    3. Sauté Aromatics:
      • In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion, bell pepper, and Scotch bonnet pepper until the vegetables are softened.
    4. Add Tomatoes:
      • Add the chopped tomatoes to the pot and cook until they break down and form a thick base.
    5. Add Coconut Milk:
      • Pour in the coconut milk and stir well to combine.
    6. Add Seafood and Broth:
      • Add the marinated seafood to the pot and pour in the seafood or vegetable broth. Stir gently to combine.
    7. Add Callaloo, Okra, and Dasheen Leaves:
      • Add the chopped callaloo leaves, sliced okra, and dasheen leaves (if using) to the pot. Stir and let the soup simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the seafood is cooked through.
    8. Season with Allspice:
      • Crush the allspice berries and add them to the soup. Stir well and let it simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
    9. Adjust Seasoning:
      • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper as needed.
    10. Serve:
      • Serve the Pepper Pot Soup with Seafood hot, accompanied by cooked rice or bread.

    Enjoy this delicious and comforting Pepper Pot Soup with a medley of flavorful seafood and vegetables! Adjust the ingredients and spice levels to suit your taste preferences.

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