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Trini Cornmeal Coo-Coo Recipe

YIELD - (8-10) Servings


Water - 2 cups

Ochro/Okra - 2 cups (Thinly sliced)

Chive - 1/2 cup (Finely chopped)

Pimento Peppers - 1/2 cup (Finely Chopped)

Coconut Milk - 1/2 cup

Black Pepper - 1 tsp

Unsalted Butter - 8 oz

Cornmeal - 3 cups

Salt - to taste


  1. Heat pot over medium heat.

  2. Add water, ochro, chive, pimento, coconut milk and black pepper.

  3. Cover and bring to a boil.

  4. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 15 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat and set aside.

  6. Melt butter in a pot over low heat.

  7. Add 1 cup of corn meal stirring constantly.

  8. Add 1/2 of ochro mixture stirring constantly.

  9. Add cornmeal and ochro mixture alternatively.

  10. Once all is added, continue stirring until mixture reaches a thick consistency.

  11. Remove from heat once mixture begins to stick to spoon and pull away from the sides of the pot.

  12. Pour into a greased baking dish and set aside to cool.

  13. Allow mixture to set and cool before cutting.

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