Cornmeal Coo Coo

Cornmeal Coo Coo

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Caribbean, creole
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 pimento peppers finely chopped
  • 12 ochroes sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp. all purpose seasoning
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • cups hot water
  • 1 cup coconut milk powder dissolved in 1 cup warm water or 1 cup of fresh coconut milk
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal


  • Heat oil in medium pot; sauté onions, garlic and pimento peppers until tender. Add ochroes and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add seasoning, butter and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and cook until ochroes are tender.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix cornmeal in the hot water. Add cornmeal, a little at a time, stirring vigorously until all is added.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and a stiff ball is form.
  • Remove from heat and pour into buttered bowl. Smooth top with the back of a buttered spoon. Cool and turn out onto serving plate.


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