Stewed Down Salt Fish and Cou Cou Recipe

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Stewed down salt fish can also be served with rice, breadfruit or yam. This cou cou recipe is different in that the corn meal is blended with cold water ahead of cooking it with the okras. This makes it smooth and much quicker to prepare.

You will need the following ingredients:

Cou Cou
2 1/2 cups 12oz corn meal
1-2 teaspoons salt
8oz/250g okras
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2oz/60g butter

Process the corn meal and 1 teaspoon salt with 3 cups of water in a blender.

Cut the tops off the okras, wash and slice thinly into circles. Place okras in a medium saucepan with 3 cups of water, and chopped onion. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain into a heat proof jug and place the okras back into the saucepan along with the butter and blended corn meal.

Place the saucepan with the corn meal over a medium heat and very gradually add the okra water, stirring to blend.

Once all okra water is added, lower the heat, cover and steam.