Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Water
1 x Salt
2 cups Yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons Butter
12 eaches Small young okras
1 each Small fresh hot pepper,
1 x Seeded & minced
3 cups Water

Remove the stems and slice the okras diagonally into ¼-inch rings. In a heavy saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the okra, hot pepper & salt to taste. Boil for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, sift the cornmeal into a bowl and add the remaining 3 cups of water. Mix well.

Remove the saucepan from heat and combine mixture. Return to medium heat stirring frequently until the mixture is smooth and thick. Turn out onto a plate and spread the butter on top. Serve hot. Yield: 6 servings Notes from cookbook: Cou-cou means side dish, and although it is chiefly served as an accompaniment to fish-especially flying fish in Barbados-it can be served with other fish or meat dishes.

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