An Island Adventure with Coconut

An Island Adventure with Coconut

Here are some ways to incorporate the new trend of coconut in food and beverages into your summer cooking bag of tricks!

Coconut has long been a useful nut- as a water, oil, milk and so forth. Coconut is also used in a variety of dishes, whether they be Asian, from the South American tropics or when used in a dessert. Here are some ways to add this wonderful island nut to your cooking reservoir.

Pina Colada Smoothie
: A non-alcoholic version that is sure to still perk you right up!

Shrimp and Scallop Chowder with Coconut Milk
: Chowda or chowder, whatever you call it, this is the island version!

Coconut Shrimp with Orange Ginger Marmalade
: While there is some time spent in preparing these incredible treats, you can do it all ahead of time except for the actual frying. The sauce actually improves with aging for a couple of days in the refrigerator.

Hawaiian Crunch Macaroni Salad
: A crunchy texture adds a punch to this take on a macaroni salad.

Tropical Chicken Salad
: If you love sweet walnuts and coconut along with apples, strawberries  and pineapple, then you have to try this tropical salad!

Low-Card Caribbean Cod
: This is a great low-carb version of cod that is easy to make on any budget. Feel free to spice it up a bit with extra seasoning if you like recipes that are a little bit spicy!

Grilled Chicken with Spicy Brazilian Tomato and Coconut Sauce
: Grilled, spicy and South American...you have to try this stunner!

Coconut Cashew Crunchers
: If you're a nut lover and love a bit of texture in your dessert, this is the sweet treat for you.

Chocolate Mango Mousse
 : This mousse incorporates mango, rum, and coconut to make a tropical delight!

Carrot Cake with Coconut Frosting
: Instead of the traditional cream cheese frosting, try this creamy coconut frosting- a definite winner in the dessert arena!

Have you become an islander for the day with a tropical feast of your own? If so, share your coconut recipes with us here!

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