Cornmeal Coo Coo (Bahamas)

Ingredients: ½ pound fresh okra 2 cups water 1 tsp salt 1 cup yellow cornmeal 2 tbsp butter, softened   Method: Wash the okra under cold water and scrape the fuzz off with a sharp knife Cut the root end off each okra and slice into 1/2 inch roundsCornmeal Coo Coo (Bahamas) Combine the okra, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat Reduce the heat to low, cover tightly and simmer for 10 minutes, until the okra is tender but still intact Stirring…

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Bahamian rice & peas (Bahamas)

Bahamian rice & peas Ingredients:   1/4 cup butter 2 ounces sliced bacon, diced 1 large onion, diced 1 large tomato, diced 6 ounces tomato puree 1 tbsp ketchup salt and pepper to taste 1 x can black eyed beans, with liquid 1 2/3 cups water 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped Method: Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium high heat Place bacon in the saucepan and cook until evenly brown Stir in onion and celery and cook until tender Mix…

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