Definition of cassareep in English:

cassareep

(also casareep)

noun

West Indian
  • A thick brown syrup made by boiling down the juice of grated cassava with sugar and spices, and typically used as a flavoring for pepper pot (see pepper pot (sense 2))

    Related pepper pot
    • ‘Bring to a boil and cook until tender when tested with a fork; then add the sugar, cloves, peppers, casareep and continue cooking for 4 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.’
    • ‘Guyanese overseas make sure they have some casareep come December so that they could prepare a pot of pepperpot to enjoy a taste of home.’
    • ‘The village was noted for its production of pepper sauce, cassava bread and casareep.’
    • ‘The casareep is used in their pepper pot that preserves cooked meat indefinitely.’
    • ‘Place the meats in a stew pot, add the onions, peppers, and cassareep, and water to cover.’
    • ‘His normal rate of exchange was five pints of casareep for a gallon of milk.’
    • ‘It is not only cooked but also a type of flour used to make a syrup called cassareep as well as fermented to make an alcoholic beverage.’
    • ‘Cassava was ground and grated to be made into casareep, a seasoning used in cooking.’
    • ‘This cassareep mixed with meat and fish of all kinds serves to preserve them, and it imparts to them its own pleasant flavour.’
    • ‘It took its flavours both from spices that were grown in the new colonies, and from cassareep, a syrupy reduction of the juice expressed from grated bitter cassava root, sugar, cloves, and cinnamon.’
    • ‘The secret is the cassareep - made by squeezing the liquid from fresh grated cassava then boiling it down - which has a preservative effect on the meat.’
    • ‘Wayside food is typical of the Caribbean; callaloo is to Trinidad what jerk chicken is to Jamaica, flying fish to Barbados and casareep to Guyana.’
    • ‘It is a concoction of hot pepper, spice, sugar, cassareep, and salted meat, such as beef and/or pork, and is eaten with rice or another starch.’
    • ‘Its chief seasoning ingredient is cassareep, the thick syrup residue from boiled cassava juice.’
    • ‘These projects include the production of cassava bread, farine and cassareep according to traditional Amerindian methods, fans, baskets, mats and carry cases.’
    • ‘Pepper pot, served throughout the season, is a meat stew flavored with casareep, a cassava extract.’
    • ‘Fry for 7 mins then add spice, clove, cassareep and peppers and sauté over gentle heat for a second time.’
    • ‘The national dish is pepperpot (a thick Creole meat stew cooked in casareep, the juice of the cassava) traditionally served at Christmas with cassava bread.’
    • ‘Allow to caramelise to add color to the dish (granulated sugar caramelises better than brown sugar, and casareep or browning may be added where available.)’

Origin

From Arawak casiripe.

Pronunciation

cassareep

/ˈkasəˌrēp/