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Fungi Recipe?

 
ms411
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Please, need recipes for cooking fungi. Tried "polenta" recipe on back of Goya corn meal, but too dry.

Don't want to use milk.

Help, please! Get tired of rice, and potatoes don't keep long in the heat. Don't refrigerate my potatoes - ever.

I have a native recipe cookbook, but want suggestions before I attempt.

Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : August 31, 2014 5:28 pm
noOne
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Ooooh Fungi is my favorite West Indian side dish. GL!

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Posted : August 31, 2014 6:43 pm
ms411
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I also like some rice and peas, but can't do those well, either. I need small portions, and the ingredients are better for many multiple servings. Fungi may be more easily scalable.

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Topic starter Posted : August 31, 2014 9:03 pm
noOne
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OK I'm not going to look up recipes, but I believe Fungi is cornmeal, okra, sugar and a touch of salt I personally love corn (but not corn syrup! real sugar for me!) and okra as separate dishes.

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Posted : August 31, 2014 9:12 pm
ms411
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My friend gave me some pointers. I used coarse corn meal for the polenta. Not good for fungi.

Didn't use oil or butter. No wonder it was dry!

She said okra, frozen, helps hold it together, and to cook okra in boiling water and add cornmeal to that okra water.

The recipe I have doesn't give as many details as advice from a person.

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Topic starter Posted : August 31, 2014 10:30 pm
OldTart
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I was going to type out my recipe but found this one which is identical:

http://www.caribbeanchoice.com/recipes/recipe.asp?recipe=158

Sugar NO but you must have the fat in there!

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Posted : August 31, 2014 11:17 pm
ms411
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Thanks! I'll try this one later this week. No way would I put sugar in it.

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Topic starter Posted : August 31, 2014 11:24 pm
AandA2VI
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Isn't there like a stick if butter in fungi? Gimme dat and some goat water and I am a happy girl. That makes me wonder - anyone been to that shack like place just east of Coki? Just past the second speed bump (love local directions so much). They have a sign and always have on it, local delights. I'm going to have to stop in soon. Forget the name.

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Posted : September 1, 2014 4:18 am
Alana33
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I love Kalaloo with a nice clump of fungi in it.
My sister gets fro me from a lady in STJ and it freezes very well until she can get it to me.
It's often difficult to find relly good kallaoo. Also the potato stuffing. Many make way too sweet and don't add any hot pepper.

Peas and rice also freezes well so if you make a large batch, you can also freeze in smaller containers for later use.

I make a big batch of brown rice and veggies to add to a the dog's food and freeze 1/2 so it doesn't go bad as I finish the first bag.

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Posted : September 1, 2014 2:21 pm
ms411
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Chez Jean, I think for Jean Dragin.

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Topic starter Posted : September 1, 2014 5:43 pm
Jamison
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Fungi is boring IMO, so is polenta and I try and stay away from corn meal anyway.

As far as the milk thing. You can make your own vegan milk. Soak oats, brown rice, almonds (the cheapest nut, not the best), sun flower seeds, in water for a day, then puree it and run it through a sieve.

Ta Da, cheap home made milk, with a different flavor, more protein and no steroids.

I make a gingered sunflower cream sauce for my quinoa and lentils a lot.

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Posted : September 2, 2014 11:21 am
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