CORNMEAL COO COO

Coo Coo was one of those dishes I never really grew up eating but for some reason now I absolutely love it! I think its the cornmeal taste that I love!

This flavor packed dish is quite easy to put together and takes less than 30 mins! The key ingredients are cornmeal, coconut milk and ochro!

Here is my recipe:

SERVINGS – 10 pieces (can vary depending on how you cut it)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup cornmeal (fine)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 pimentos, finely chopped
  • 8-10 ochro, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp JGM Products all purpose seasoning
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

METHOD:

  1. Heat oil in pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, pimentos and garlic. Cook until tender.
  3. Add ochros and cook for 3-4 mins over low heat with pot covered.
  4. Increase the heat and Add coconut milk, all purpose seasoning and butter. Bring to a boil or until the ochro are tender.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine cornmeal and warm water. Mix well.
  6. Add cornmeal mixture to the pot while stirring.
  7. Reduce heat and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated and the mixture stiffens.
  8. Remove and add to a greased dish. Flatten the top (you can use the back of a spoon that has been dipped in some coconut oil).
  9. Cool and serve.

I didn’t include any spice (pimentos may be enougb spice for some people but to Hubby and me, spice means hot pepper! Lol, If are a pepper mouth, you can throw in some finely chopped hot pepper if you wish for the extra kick.

To with this dish, I had red beans, baked fish, turkey, macaroni salad, rice and fresh salad! It also goes amazingly well with callaloo!

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I hope you try this delightful Caribbean dish and let me know what you think! I think you will totally love it! 😬

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Cou-cou is part of the Barbadian national dish (cou-cou and flying fish). Never knew it to be made with pimentos, butter and coconut milk, among other things but there is always a first time for everything. Interesting and thinking of trying it out to see the difference. Thanks for the information.

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    1. Hey! Yes this is how it is usually made here in Trinidad but I will love to try to Barbadian way…can you share more? It’s always so interesting seeing how the same dish is made in different places

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      1. Will gladly share the Bajan recipe with you. I will follow up as shortly.

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      2. As promised, this cou-cou recipe is decent. Check it out at https://www.thespruceeats.com/cornmeal-cou-cou-2138197

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