So, you got a coconut from your Bountiful Basket and it is still sitting on the counter two weeks later. Have no fear. Rowena is here.
Good Vegetable Peeler
1. Pierce two or three of the holes with the hammer.
2. Drain coconut water into cup by placing coconut with open holes down.
3. When the coconut is drained, hammer the lines on the side of the coconut until it breaks apart. VERY CAREFULLY use a wide knife to pry the flesh away from the pieces of hard shell. Gently place the knife tip between the shell and flesh, then shimmy the knife a little. The flesh will have a brown skin which comes off with a good vegetable peeler.
I then shred it by using the vegetable peeler on the sides.
I bagged and froze it after I placed some in that yummy quinoa salad. It can also be toasted for granola, or whatever else flips your skirt. I haven't tried steaming it to put in a stir fry or curry, but if you do, tell me how that turns out. Pina Colada. There is an idea. Mmmmmmmmmmm.
More on CBC soon. I started writing about it, but there was a lot to say, so I'm figuring out how to break that up.