Cou Cou is a savoury cornmeal pudding with ochroes, similar to fungee. It is an old Barbadian favourite served with steamed fish or beef and pork stew.
Cou Cou Ingredients:
- 12 ochroes
- 3 pints (1.7 litres) water
- 2 tsp salt
- 12 oz (340 g) cornmeal
- 2 tsp cooking butter
How to Make Cou Cou:
- Wash the ochroes, cut off the stems and slice in rings. Boil in a saucepan with half the water and salt for about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the water and salt to the sifted cornmeal in a bowl and mix well.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and blend in the cornmeal mixture. Return the pan to the heat and cook over a medium heat, stirring briskly with a wooden spatula.When the mixture becomes stiff and smooth, cover and allow to steam for a few minutes.
- When the cou cou breaks away cleanly from the bottom of the saucepan it is ready.Empty into a buttered dish, smooth, and spread liberally with butter. Serve hot.
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