Recipe of the Week: Ducuna from Antigua and Barbuda
Ducuna, a common side to many dishes in the country, is like nothing I’ve ever made before. I found the recipe on the Caribbean Choice website, but have altered it to make fewer servings (the original makes five). Ducuna are sort of like sweet, large dumplings – ones that I would think of as more of a dessert, but apparently they pair well with salt fish and the like.
Here is the recipe, be sure to let me know what you think, or if you’ve had them before.
Adapted from Caribbean Choice
1 sweet potato (medium-large), grated
¼ cup sugar
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
Dash of salt
Dash of all spice
¼ cup raisins
In a medium sized bowl, combine sweet potato and sugar, and then set aside for ten minutes. Add flour, salt, spice, and raisins, and mix well. Cut out and lightly grease two squares of aluminum foil. Divide dough in half and place each half on a piece of aluminum foil; fold the foil to create sealed packets. Place packets in a large pot of boiling water, and cook for approximately 45 minutes, or until the ducuna are cooked through. Remove from foil and enjoy!