Coo-coo (caribbean Polenta) Recipe

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Coo-Coo (Caribbean Polenta)

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By
@Celestina9000

This was the first recipe I tested from the book 'An Embarrassment of Mangoes'.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 c
coconut milk, approximately (reduced fat not recommended)
1 Tbsp
butter
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
yellow cornmeal (if your corn meal seems too "gritty" you can whirl it in a clean coffee mill but be sure not to make corn flour!)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together the coconut milk, butter and salt. Bring *almost* to the boil.
2
Gradually stir in the cornmeal. Lower heat and cook the mixture for approximately 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly with spoon to prevent sticking (my non-stick pan worked really well for this recipe!) Stir until the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan. If however, it becomes too thick, stir in a little more coconut water or milk.
3
Pour the mixture into a greased 8" x 8" ovenproof pan. Set aside for a couple minutes then cut into squares and serve warm. I think I let the coo coo set for about 10 minutes. The second time I prepared this I added a little bit of vanilla paste and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg. Either version is good!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Caribbean