Cou Cou Recipe

Cou cou, served with flying fish is the national dish of Barbados. Somewhat similar to polenta or grits, Cou-cou is made with corn meal and okra. t's made from a combination of cornmeal and okra. The two ingredients muddle together to form a sort of savory porridge. Coucou in Barbados is a warming and comforting dish that goes perfectly with some of the spicier Bajan dishes - like flying fish. Cou-cou, coo-coo, or fungi makes up part of the national dishes of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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Ingredients for Cou Cou Recipe

  • 5 No.s chopped okra
  • 2 cup salted water
  • 2 cup cornmeal
  • 5 No.s seasoned flying fish
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 No.s chopped onion
  • 1/2 No.s sweet pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme
  • 1 No.s chopped tomato

Directions: Cou Cou Recipe

step 1

  • STEP 1.Boil okra for 8-10 minutes.

step 2

  • STEP 1.Add a little water to cornmeal and mix until smooth.

step 3

  • STEP 1.Add the cornmeal mix to the pan and mix it well.

step 4

  • STEP 1.Heat a little oil in a pan and add curry powder, chopped onions, sweet pepper, salt, black pepper and add seasoned fish. Then add thyme and tomatoes.

step 5

  • STEP 1.Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Serve fresh and can also serve with a side salad dish.
Nutrition
value
104
calories per serving
2 g Fat6 g Protein17 g Carbs15 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    2g
  • Protein
    6g
  • Carbs
    17g
  • Fiber
    15g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    17g
  • Protein
    6g
  • Fiber
    15g

Fats

  • Fat
    2g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    319mg
  • Iron
    22mg
  • Vitamin A
    2406mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    152mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    90mg
  • Vitamin E
    3mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    149mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    98mg
  • Selenium
    8mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp