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06-12-2012, 06:49 PM
Is there a trick to scooping out the coconut meat without getting the brown part behind it? I failed miserably at using a regular spoon (just feel like I've got no arm strength lately in general) but I did use a melon baller (did not have serrated edge), and it worked well, except that I couldn't seem to avoid getting a very thin layer of brown on the back of the coconut scoop.
I'm also off to look for recipes with the meat, but feel free to post links here! I'm wanting simple pudding type stuff for the toddlers.
Tracey in Oregon
06-12-2012, 07:23 PM
It helps to have a fairly sharp spoon of just the right shape for the individual shell. They vary so I vary spoons used. I have been able to remove the whole meat in one piece on a few occassions. I think I have a photo of them. The brown really is not a problem, edible and not that tough or distasteful. It is fiber that will scrub your innards and pass through safely I believe. If the meat is relatively firm it can be removed later without too much difficulty, with a lesser amount remaining on the meat.
I'm not a regular user of coconuts so others will have better advice. I don't sweat the brown.
06-12-2012, 07:49 PM
You can use the hard part of the skin of coconut.... I mean the shell... slice a little like a shape of a spoon... By that you can remove or scoop the meat without the brown part....:) Hope this could help to you..
06-12-2012, 08:43 PM
Very good idea lynch, and would so naturally fit! I will make myself a carving spoon for future use.
06-13-2012, 08:28 AM
Oh, I love to do what streetsurfer has done...lol...getting it all in one shot!
06-13-2012, 08:29 AM
p.s. Once you have the coconut meat out you can use a veggie peeler to peel off what ever brown part you want to take off...super easy that way!
06-17-2012, 05:01 PM
So what i do is once i have the coconut open and juice out is you take a rubber spatula and start running it around the edge. As you go around you push the spatula down and it will pull the meat away from the shell and it comes out in one piece with hardly any brown at all.
06-17-2012, 08:07 PM
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