Thursday, November 12, 2009

Barbados Cou Cou


Cou Cou Means side dish and is made from cormeal with the addition of okra or sugar on some of the Islands, It is mainly served as a accompaniment to fish, in Barbados flying fish is used. I have used snapper fillets in this recipe however any other fish can be used.


3 cups water

12 small okra or 1 (8oz) pack frozen

3 cups boiling water

salt to taste

1 small seeded hot pepper( optional)

2 cups yellow cornmeal

3 cups water

2 tablespoon butter


Remove the steams and slice the okra into medium rings. I a heavy saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the okra. hot pepper and salt. Boil for 15 minutes

Meanwhile add the cornmeal to a bowl and add the remaining 3 cups of cold water. Mix well.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and combine the okras and cooking liquid with the cornmeal mixture. Return the pan to the heat and stir frequently until the mixture is smooth and thick

More water can be added if needed. Form mixture into round balls using a small bowl spread generously with the butter. Serve Hot

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