Dried hominy takes hours of cooking, but it yields a luscious porridge. This recipe comes from Kingston-based caterer Dian Watson. This recipe first appeared in our November 2011 issue along with Betsy Andrews's story Good Morning, Jamaica.
4 cups milk 1 cup dried, broken yellow hominy (available from The Latin Store) 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 15-oz. can coconut milk 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk 1 stick cinnamon 1 cup heavy cream 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish ½ cup mixed candied fruits
Bring milk, hominy, and 2 cups water to a boil in a 6-qt. saucepan; reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 4 hours. Add salt, coconut and sweetened condensed milks, and cinnamon, and cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 1 hour. Remove from heat, and stir in cream, vanilla, and nutmeg; sprinkle each serving with candied fruit.