Thankfully I still had loads of okra from the produce boxes (oh yes, the last box was last Tuesday but my life has been so hectic that I didn't even realize my mom picked up the box and so I never asked what was in it!) Ok, now to the recipe.
Cornmeal Coo Coo
2 1/2 cups of coconut milk (I just used one can)
1 cup of thinly sliced okra
1 cup of cornmeal
salt and pepper
In a saucepot, add the coconut milk and okra. Bring to a boil, then simmer until okra is tender. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in one cup of cornmeal. Season with salt and pepper. Place saucepot back on the heat and continue stirring until mixture has thickened. Grease a pan, then pour cornmeal coo coo into the pan. Sprinkle with paprika.
And you're done!
When I first intended to make this dish, I planned on serving it with fried fish. But, to be honest, last night I just whipped it up and served myself a small bowl. In my defense, I did have some salmon earlier for dinner. I just didn't want my okra to go bad so I needed something quick and easy.
So, so good!