Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dish of Antigua

Fungi (pronounced FOON-ji) is a cooked cornmeal paste, similar to Italian polenta. Before serving, the paste is formed into little balls. Fungi is eaten in many parts of Antigua. It is usually accompanied by a dish of mashed vegetables and a sauce of salted cod-fish (also known as salt fish seen in my good friday post), tomatoes, garlic and onions.

Fungi requires very simple ingredients. Nevertheless, making it can prove to be a challenge for even the most experienced cooks. There are several variations of fungi. Sugar or vegetables can be added to the mixture to change the taste and texture of the final product.

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