Fruit salad “Caribbean”
ca. 15 minutes
ingredients for 4 portions:
1/2 honeydew melon
(tools: sledge and screw driver ;))
Put the screw driver in place on top of one of the darker spots on the coconut. Use the sledge on top of the screw driver to hammer a hole in the coconut. Remove tools. Place the coconut on a glass or bowl the hole facing down to gather the coconut water.
Cut the flesh from the melon (without seeds). Clean the peach and chop it. Peel the apple and chop it. Mix all fruit pieces in a bowl and add as much coconut water as you like.
Serve the fruit salad freshly.
The rest of the coconut water you can just drink as refreshing beverage.
The remaining flesh in the coconut can either be used for coconut flakes (to garnish the fruit salad) or you use it to make coconut milk yourself. That you can even use in soup.
So here is how you make your own coconut milk:
100g coconut flakes
350ml water (you can also substitute some of the water by coconut water)
Here’s how it goes:
Boil up the coconut flakes with water in an open pot. Be careful, it can easily boil over! Remove from the stove and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
Blend the flakes-water-mix. Pour the milk through a strainer. Apply some pressure (with a spoon) on the flakes in the strainer so all the milk goes through.
Can be used like purchased coconut milk from the can. If you like your coconut milk to be thicker use less water or more flakes.
(found on chefkoch.de)