Barbados cou cou and flying fish
One of the goodies served up by Barbadian cooks is Cou
Cou and Flying Fish. Over the years this popular Bajan
dish has been widely regarded as the island's national
dish. Actually you were not considered a cook if you could
not prepare this delicacy made from corn meal and chopped
Once you are on the island you should try Cou Cou... so
look for it on the menu. On the other hand if you would
like to try preparing in your kitchen here is a recipe to
guide you through the process. You just may become an
expert in what is quickly becoming a dying art on the
island as younger Barbadians turn to meals that are much
easier to produce.
Here is a recipe for Barbados
Cou Cou and Flying Fish...
- 450g (1lb) Corn Meal
- 20 Okras
- 6 Cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of Salt
- 2 tablespoons of margarine
- A bunch of herbs
- 1 grated onion
Wash okras thoroughly in plain water, cut off stems and
cut into thin slices. Place okras, bunch of herbs, half
tablespoon of salt and grater onion in saucepan with 3
cups of water and boil for 15 minutes.
In another saucepan add the remaining 3 cups of water,
half tablespoon of salt to the corn meal and mix well.
Then take okra mixture in other saucepan from the heat and
slowly stir into corn meal mixture a little at a time,
until it is well blended. Return saucepan with combined
mixtures to the stove and cook
mixture over medium heat while stirring with a wooden
spoon or spatula. Once mixture becomes firm and breaks
away from the saucepan it is finished. Place immediately
in serving dish and spread with margarine.
Flying Fish Recipe
- 6 boned flying fish
- 15 ml of lime juice
- 4-5 blades of eschalot
- 2 tablespoons of margarine
- 1 large tomato
- 2 medium onions
- 3 cups of water
- Salt and pepper
Place 6 boned flying fish in salt and lime and marinate
for 25 minutes. Wash off in plain water and dry. Make a
seasoning mixture by chipping, 1 onion with blades of
eschalot. Slice remaining onion and tomato.
Chip fine adding salt and pepper to the mixture. Once fine
rub the season mixture onto the fish making sure that it
goes between the segments.
Place fish with skin side down on board and roll up from
the tail end. Place fish sliced tomato, onion and
margarine in saucepan with 3 cups of water. Cover and left
to simmer for 15 minutes or until fish is
cooked. Do not let the water steaming the fish boil out as
this will be used as the sauce to served with the steamed
Learn How to Cook Flying Fish and Cou Cou and More...
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