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How many Bequians remember the good old days of grinding corn on that old corn mill.  Grind, sift, adjust, grind, sift, adjust.  Sweat from the time you sowed the seeds into the ground to the time you finished preparing the meal. Hours of bubbling and stirring.  Remember Cousin Ina and Uncle Hugh?  They lived to a ripe old age on a diet of coo-coo and fish.

Today I took a different approach to produce an equally satisfying meal.  I used one pound of cornmeal, a medium-sized onion, coconut oil (instead of butter), some salt to taste.  To provide added flavour and crunch I threw in one large can of whole-kernel sweet corn, including the liquid from the can.  I mixed  all the ingredients in water sufficient to cover the mixture and put it out in the sun oven at 250-300 degrees.

This was served liberally with cucumber and (stove-top) fried fish to a family of five. I was not ashamed to go for second helpings after some time at the beach.

Somehow I believe that adding diced pineapple should make this coo-coo dish more flavourful. I won’t know for sure until I try.  So until then, enjoy the pictures.  Maybe one day you’ll be convinced that you need a Global Sun Oven too.

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