10-minute Microwave Okra Cou-Cou

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10-minute Microwave Okra Cou-Cou

Postby bimjim » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:57 am

10-minute Microwave Okra Cou-Cou


    1 cup fine cornmeal
    ½ teaspoon table salt
    1 cup sliced okras (thawed frozen sliced okras would work just fine)
    3 cups water


    1 regular sized microwave and microwave-proof bowl (like a round Pyrex)
    1 large mixing bowl
    1 large spoon
    Oven mitts or kitchen towels


    1. Butter the Pyrex bowl generously.

    2. Add the cornmeal, salt and okra to the large mixing bowl and toss to mix.

    3. Pour in the water, and stir to mix.

    4. Pour the mixture into the buttered dish and transfer to the microwave. Set to cook for 6 minutes.

    5. At the end of the 6 minutes, remove the bowl from the microwave
      – use oven mitts or kitchen towels to hold the bowl, as it will be hot.
    6. Place the bowl on the counter and give the mixture a stir to mix.

    7. Place the bowl back into the microwave and set it to cook for 4 minutes.

    8. Remove the bowl from the microwave, add a pat of butter and leave it on your counter top for at least 15 minutes to firm up before serving.

Of course, if you like your Cou-Cou soft, serve immediately.
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Re: 10-minute Microwave Okra Cou-Cou

Postby momlane » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:43 pm

My mother was born in St. Andrews, Barbados, in 1902. She moved to New York City when she was about 24 years old. My father was Joseph Mayers. I can remember my mom making Cou-Cou for us. Now that I'm Married and have two grown children, My daughter makes it for us. She also takes onions and fries them in a small amount of oil until soft then adds tomato, salt to taste, and some sugar, this makes a good sauce to put over the cou-cou. Could you send me a copy of your recipe, I don't know if I can copy your's from this post.

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