You probably eat it all the time, but did you ever wonder what it tastes like straight from the nut? Well I am here to tell you how it is!
But before I go into depth on the fruit of the week I have tell you what inspired me to buy Coco in it’s full form.
J. Alabama (the bf) and I decided to branch out of our normal routine and try this Hawaiian Restaurant called Ono Hawaiian Cafe.
We decided to start our dinner off with an appetizer. When I looked at the menu I saw that they referred to it as PUPUS. Teeheehee…this made me laugh.
After we indulged in the delicious coconut shrimp it was time for my main entree. I settled on the Moanalua.
Moanalua: Chicken Katsu Curry marinated chicken breaded in panko fried til crisp served with coconut curry sauce. I can’t forget to mention the side of coconut infused rice!
Okay, so it probably doesn’t sound all that healthy but the meal was amazing. I am a huge fan of curry too, so this was a perfect combo for my taste buds. It was also alot of food. It took at least two meals for me to finish it off.
So needless to say, after this coconutty experience I decided that I had to have one all of my own. And I was really interested in experience the task of opening one.
So folks, I welcome you to the Coconut Experience.
To open Coco you need tools. Seriously? It’s a fruit right? Or is a nut? Heck I don’t know and quite frankly I don’t really care. I just want to get this thing open!
Get your pliers, hammers, nails, drills… whatever you think you will need ready. It’s gonna be a chore!
First step: You must really nicely convince your boyfriend that he has now been dubbed ‘opener of thy nut’ as you act as the assistant taking lots of pictures and maybe handing him a tool or two if he needs them.
By hammering in nail holes you are relieving some of the pressure. After that J. Alabama actually had to take the thing outside. Because pounding really hard on my counters with a hammer and coconut probably sounded really horrible to my neighbors. Once outside he cracked that baby open. I was squealing with delight.. ooohh coconut milk. Yeah! Like real coconut milk from a real coconut!
This is what he brought in with him.
An empty nut. 😦
I got ripped off. My coconut was milk less. There was not a drop in there.
I put a small piece into my mouth to savor the experience. What I tasted was coconut.
I mean what did you expect me say? It wasn’t juicy, it wasn’t sweet.
It was just coconut.
But it was kind of disappointing. Maybe because my coconut was milk less it was dryer than usual? But I didn’t even think Coco tasted as good as it does out of the bag from the store. (that is the saddest part I think).
Well I was definitely determined to put Coco to good use. So I had a plan.
I will just make my own coconut flakes. Because quite honestly I did not know what else I was going to do with a bunch of dry pieces of coconut. You will have stayed tuned to see how I creatively use my very own coconut. YAY!
In case you really wondered, this source refers to Coco as a fruit. But there are many debates on whether it actually is a fruit, nut, or seed. Interesting huh?
And don’t forget to stop by Aneta’s Blog to check our her take on the Coconut!