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Offline ghostman1

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What can I do to make coconut taste better?
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:06:56 PM »
I tried a coconut for the first time today. I pierced it and drank the water from it, it wasn't bad.  tried eating the meat raw, then I toasted it. It wasn't nice at all. What else can I do with it? I don't want to add sugar or any sweeteners.

Offline Il Capo

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Re: What can I do to make coconut taste better?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 03:09:50 PM »
Was it a green or brown coconut?

... tried eating the meat raw, then I toasted it. It wasn't nice at all...

Put meat in blender, add some water, blend = coconut milk. Lasts quite a while (2 weeks?) in the fridge. Use as you would milk in your pre-paleo life. Mix with coffee or use to make stews / curries, etc.



Offline Kimbits

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Re: What can I do to make coconut taste better?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 04:45:32 PM »
I strain my blended coconut with cheesecloth before I put the "milk" in the fridge. I add water to the blender (while it's blending) until it's about the consistency of a milkshake before I consider it "done". I pour a small amount onto the cheesecloth and use both hands to wring all of the liquid out of it. Discard the dried coconut from the cheesecloth and repeat. A time-consuming process, but well worth it. And like Il Capo said, what you yield (about 3-4 cups worth) will last you for a couple of weeks.