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05-09-2008, 10:35 AM
Hi rawbies, I am so excited. An Asian market in town ordered some young coconuts for me and I pick them up today. My question is: What would you suggest I make with them? What is easiest and tastiest for starters and novices like me? Hoping to hear from some of you. I saw the video about how to open them. But then what? Any great recipes?:D
05-09-2008, 11:29 AM
My favorite recipe is to pour the coconut water into my VitaMix, dig out the meat and clean it and then blend it with the water until it's nice and smooth. I add a bit of vanilla and agave. Perfection!
05-09-2008, 11:32 AM
That's what I usually do with my young coconuts. I just make a smoothie with what's inside it. It's really good for you.
05-09-2008, 11:38 AM
DELICIOUS= coconut milk and meat, a *few* strawberries, 1 banana, spinach, a bit of spirulina and cinnamon... I highly recommend this delicious concoction! :D
05-09-2008, 12:53 PM
Thank you all. Sounds so good and so easy! Great for me for starters! I'm off to open my first one. For now I will add it to a smoothie I just made which tastes a bit too tart. Sorry that I put this question in the wrong place.
Sue. :) xxoo Ooooookay...I just opened it with great difficulty - must look at that video again. And it isn't what I expected. The meat is white all right but it is hard and it doesn't taste good - even the old ones taste much better than this. Could it be bad? I thought the meat was supposed to be quite "scrapeable" and much softer. Any further input on this? I did add the water to my smoothie anyway. Hope I don't get sick.
05-09-2008, 01:08 PM
oh i've been recently in love with those!!!
i buy a box every week from an asian store. usually i just have it for breakfast- drink the water..then get the meat out later or right away (if i have time)
but recently i go crazy about this green smoothie- ripe banana, half coconut meat (mine have a LOT of meat) and spinach... MMMMMMMMMMMMM
05-09-2008, 01:29 PM
I just got back from opening one and yes it is quite an effort. I scrap the meat out with a grapefruit spoon or pointy-ish spoon and dig it out with my fingernails hehe. BTW - I just made the smoothie Raven posted and OH MY! VERY YUMMY!
And yes it doesn't taste like much and the meat is kinda tough but it is very good with the water :)
05-09-2008, 01:33 PM
Yup, there is where I went wrong. I watched another coconut opening video and I had forgotten to cut off a large part of the outer "shell". He made it look so easy after that. I bought four so I will try again. Now I will try to get the meat out. So I gather that some of these "young" coconuts have a fairly firm white meat a bit like the older ones? This one definitely had lots of water in it. Yes Riiiya, I want to put it in a smoothie again tomorrow and hopefully with the meat. Thanks again. I'll keep checking here to see what else you all have to add to this. In case anyone is wondering - this is truly supposed to be a young coconut - it is shaped like a little round hut with a pointed roof and it is cream coloured - not dark brown and hairy like the old ones. But the meat is not jelly-like although it is very white. I just love this learning process so much. This Asian grocer also had black sesame seeds! I was thrilled as now I don't have to drive 20 minutes out of town to get them elsewhere and I can try to make Ani Phyo's Black Sesame Sunflower Bread.
05-10-2008, 10:01 AM
I just made a green smoothie from young coconut, 1 banana, thick slice of pineapple, and a handful of spinach. VERY YUMMY!
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