Trinidad Paime (recipe)
 
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 grated coconut
  • 1 lb. cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 oz. dried fruit
  • banana leaves
  • 1 lb. pumpkin
  • 1 oz. shortening
  • 1 oz. margarine
  • sugar to taste
  • (I used 1½ cups)
  • ½ pt. water
  • twine for tying
Instructions
  1. Grate coconut and pumpkin
  2. Add all other ingredients
  3. Stir in enough water to make a dough of dropping consistency (I think 2½ - 3 cups in all will do)
  4. Wipe banana leaves and heat them to make them pliable (or use foil if you're lazy like me :P)
  5. Cut into pieces about about 8" by 8"
  6. Place about 2 tbsp. mixture on each piece
  7. Roll up, fold over and tie. (Click here for a video on how to fold the leaf/foil)
  8. Place in boiling water and boil for about 20-30 minutes.
  9. Test one to see if it has set, if not, cook for a longer period of time, depending on size of paime.
Recipe by TriniGourmet at https://www.trinigourmet.com/paime/