The spinachlike leaf of the taro root, callaloo is cooked with crabmeat, pork, and okra to make a popular stew of the same name that is considered the national dish of Trinidad.
In the Eastern Caribbean, the name â€˜callalooâ€(tm) refers to the leaves of the dasheen plant,and to the popular dish made with crab meat and okras. In Jamaica it refers to a type of Chinese spinach which is prepared steamed, on its own or with codfish.
Large, leafy greens that are sometimes referred to as "Jamaican spinach." Bitter when raw, callaloo can be steamed or sauteed in the same fashion as turnip and collard greens.