No, it is not some kind of crazy person but it is one of the components to Barbados’s National dish. The history of Cou-cou dates to Africa where a similar dish is still prepared called Fou-Fou. The texture and taste of Cou-Cou is similar to that of Polenta a traditional Italian dish. The okra gives this dish its smooth creamy texture without the sliminess. I personally enjoy eating cou-cou as my great aunt Violet prepares a delicious meal with cod fish stew, plantains, sweet potatoes, and a cucumber salad when I go home for a visit. She is great at stirring the delectable delight. If you ever find yourself visiting Barbados, make sure you try this dish with either stew cod fish or flying fish. Tell them hold the lumps lol.

Traditional Bajan Cou-Cou