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Cookoo from Barbados

Dalton Babb's Cooking The Caribbean Way. This CooKoo dish is tradionally an accompaniment to fish as a typical Barbados Saturday Night Supper, but should work well with vegan alternatives.


  • 1 lb cornmeal, medium grind
  • 1/2-3/4 lb okra, sliced
  • 3 pints water
  • 1/2 ounce salt

Boil okra in 2 pints water for 45 minutes.

Remove from heat and pour entire contents into a bowl.

Put cornmeal, 1 pint cold water and salt into a saucepan and cook over low heat for 25 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.

Drain water from okra at five-minute intervals, adding it to the meal.

At the same time, gradually add some of the meal to the okra.

This process should continue for 30-45 minutes, depending on the consistency desired.

The longer cooking period will produce a thicker CooKoo.