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Appears in
Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

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Cou cou is native to Barbados. It is a dish traditionally served with flying fish and is an interesting combination of okra and cornmeal. I had always had trouble with my okra going slimy but I have now been taught that if you peel the stem end to a point, much as you would a pencil, this will not happen.


  • 12 young okras
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 small chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
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Slice the okra diagonally into 5 mm/¼ in rings and put in a heavy pan. Add the 3 cups of boiling water, the chi