Cook Jamaican at Home: Join our Live cook-along

On Wednesday 16th September at 12pm, Shemeika, one of our members will be hosting a live online cooking lesson – straight from her kitchen to yours, where she will show us how to make the Jamaican dishes of callalloo and ‘hard food’.

Please go to the Healthy Living Platform’s Youtube on Wednesday, when you can cook along with her, or watch the session and cook the dish after (her recipe will also be available on our website after). Please show your support by telling us you’ve joined. By joining live, Shemeika will be able to answer any questions you have. The lesson will also be available to play back. 

ingredients for Jamaican live cook along for callaloo and hard food

Here are the ingredients- which can be found in the shops in Brixton market. Noor is one of our favourite shops as they have all these things, but there are plenty of others close by if they don’t have what you need:

1 large tin of callalloo
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Roughly 1 handful of tomatoes (can also use tinned)
1 scotch bonnet pepper
1 tablespoon coconut oil (or other oil such as sunflower, vegetable or olive)
1 green (unripe) banana 
1 ripe plaintain
1 small yam
3 cups of plain flour
1 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Boiled water cooled to room temperature
1/2 Lemon
We can’t wait to cook up these dishes together!