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   Friday, October 23, 2020 

Jamaica Flag Baked Stuffed Cho-cho



Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6
Country: Jamaica


  • 3 medium cho-choes/christophene
  • 8 ozs. (225 grams) saltfish, boiled and flaked
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. green pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. onion, chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 220C.
  2. Pare cho-choes, cut length- wise into halves, remove core
  3. Par-boil for 5 minutes in water.
  4. Drain cho-choes and remove flesh until a hollow is created in the centre.
  5. Combine cho-choes, saltfish, mayonnaise, chopped celery, green pepper, parsley and onion.
  6. Return mixture to cho-cho cases.
  7. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake until done.


Cho-cho is also called Christophene or ehayote in the Caribbean. It is a member of the squash family. It contains approximately 90% water.

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