St. Martin specialty : Okra Fungi
Okra Fungi is a typical recipe from St-Martin that st-martiners eat with fish on Saturday!
Yvette Cynthia Hyman-Connor added a personal touch to it!
Yvette Cynthia Hyman-Connor is known to be "the first lady of St-Martin cuisine" for "having distinguish herself by a combination of service and a personal touch and a tasty cuisine"!
She opened her restaurant Yvette’s restaurant in 1983 and wrote several cookbooks.
The recipe can be found in her last cookbook "From Yvette’s kitchen to your table".
. 3 cups water
. 1 teaspoon sugar
. 2 tablespoons butter
. 1 ½ teaspoons salt
. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
. 3 ¼ cups cornmeal
. 1 ½ cups okra, cut and boiled
Pour water in a medium-sized pot. Add all ingredients, except okra and cornmeal; bring to a boil. Reduce heat.
Gradually, add cornmeal while stirring rapidly with a wire whisk. As texture begins to firm, add cooked okra and continue whisking until texture is firm.
Let stand for 4 minutes before serving.
The recipes of award-winning chef Yvette Hyman, "first lady of St. Martin’s national cuisine" and founder of Yvette’s Restaurant, a gastronomic institution on the Caribbean’s “best dining island” -- hailed in the Newsday, The Boston Sunday Globe, The Washington Post among other media.
Yvette’s book “From Yvette’s kitchen to your table” on sale at the Tourist Office at the price of 35$.