Cornmeal Coo-Coo

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in
Eat Caribbean

By Virginia Burke

Published 2005

  • About

Cornmeal (polenta) will be found in every self-respecting storecupboard throughout the islands. We make porridge, dumplings, pone, fritters, pudding, pastelles and coo-coo with it. Cheap, filling and tasty, it’s been on the table for many years.

Coo-coo, or turned cornmeal, is thicker than porridge and more often has a little coconut milk and seasonings. It is moulded and cooled until it becomes hard enough to slice. Made bland, with little more than salt and pepper, with okra or on