Puerto Rican Cornmeal Dumplings

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Ana Santiago

By
@buenodeverdad

These dumplings are a family favorite, especially with stewed codfish. You can also serve with stewed beans or chili.
You can find banana leaves in the GOYA (brand) frozen foods section. Wash them very well under warm running water & cut to size with kitchen shears.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8 servings
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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2 c
fine cornmeal
1 c
coconut milk, unsweetened
1/4 tsp
anise seed
1 tsp
salt
1/4 c
honey (some people use molasses- i don't care for it.)
1 pkg
banana leaves (sheets)
kitchen string

How to Make Puerto Rican Cornmeal Dumplings

Step-by-Step

  • 1Wash banana leaves, dry & cut eight 8x8 squares. You can freeze the remainder if you have any left.
  • 2Mix cornmeal, anise, coconut milk, salt and honey to form a doughy mixture.
    Form dough into 8 rolls (like sausages)
  • 3Place one cornmeal roll in the middle of each banana leaf square.
    Roll the leaf and tie each end with string.
  • 4Drop the rolls into 8 cups boiling water with 1 teaspoon salt.
    Cook for 30 minutes.
    Remove from water, cut string from ends and serve. (The cornmeal rolls will slide right out of banana leaf.

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About Puerto Rican Cornmeal Dumplings

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Hashtags: #coconut, #milk, #seed, #Anise




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