News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 5, 2018: Foo Foo in the Caribbean, especially in Guyana and Jamaica, is a dish that is similar to the African Fu Fu. The term foo-foo refers to any root vegetable that has been boiled, mashed and formed into balls. Here’s a recipe with plantain as is done in Guyana and Jamaica.
3 Green Plantains
1 Ripe but Firm Plantain
2 Tablespoons Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mortar and Pestle
- Boil plantains.
- When soft, pound them in a large mortar.
- Dip pestle in cold water in between pounding to prevent sticking.
- When smooth, mix with butter, salt and pepper.
- Form into balls and serve warm with a stew or in a soup as its served in Guyana.