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Mar 25, 2008 01:15 PM


what are some good ideas for coconut recipes? Not just in desserts, but also as an entree. Any ideas would be appreciated greatly. Thanks.

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  1. Coconut shrimp. Carribean stuff.

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    1. re: scuzzo

      Coconut rolls to serve with above.

      1. re: scuzzo

        I just remembered, coconut breaded deep fried bananas are really good too, although sort of dessert-ish.

        1. re: coll

          Gosh I was thinking about breading small peeled sweet potatoes, rolling them in egg wash, coconut and bread crumbs and deep frying. Maybe add a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar after. Love sweet potatoes and coconut.

          But this fried bananasdish sounds terrific with coconut too! Got a recipe? Or instructions?

          1. re: chef chicklet

            Just bread them like you would shrimp or chicken and deep fry. Great served with ice cream. I use a pre-made coconut breading and pre-dip so I haven't developed a special recipe yet (but when it runs out I'll look here for ideas!) The sweet potatoes sound great, I'd think you'd have to par boil them first?

            1. re: coll

              Thank you we love this combo. I want to try this. Ice cream seaon is right aroung the corner, and I 'm getting my machine out today and dusting it off..

              Yes or slice thin enough to quick like you would tempura..

      2. Coconut flavor? Coconut milk? Coconut meat? Thai and some Indian curies make lovely use of coconut milk. Coconut meat certainly begs for Macaroons!

        Alton Brown has a coconut layer cake that calls for a whole fresh coconut.

        1. Tom gai soup, coconut rice, vegetable pulav (often called pulao)... there are literally thousands of savoury recipes with coconut (milk, cream or flesh) out there.

          1. Mole Blanco... a mole sauce made from coconut, white chocolate, guero chiles, tomatillos, onions, garlic, bolillos, almonds, pine nuts etc.,

            Colima Style Camarones a la Diabla... a sauce made with coconut, butter, garlic, shrimp juices & piquin chiles... served with pan seared shrimp.

            Shrimp, Crab & Lobster ceviche with coconut chunks served in a hollowed out Green Coconut shell

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            1. re: Eat_Nopal

              Eat Nopal - Do you have a recipe for Mole Blanco that you could post? I've abandoned my Mexican cookbooks and pretty much turn to your recipes these days. Muchas gracias por todo!

            2. what do folks do w/ young coconut that seems to be getting raves on the health food circuit?
              And what gives w/ coconut oil? (I seem to recall that tropical oils were a no-no)

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              1. re: NYchowcook

                IIRC it's palm oil that's the no-no. but I'm often wrong.

                1. re: hill food

                  It's tropical oils that have been hydorgenated that are the no-no. Natural coconut and palm have no transfats and are healthy if caloric.