Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pineapple coconut pleasure

Somehow I am doing a lot of food posts lately. (Shout out to Danielle.)

When we were visiting Carlos and Dü we grated up a dessert that will stay with me for a long time. Super simple. Delicious. Natural. No added sugar.

Check it out. Here is how to make it.

Go buy a super-ripe pineapple (or two) off the back of a truck parked on the side of the road.

Collect a ripe and ready coconut from the tree in your backyard.

After you have torn through the husk of the coconut to get to the fruit, and have drained it of any water that may remain, slam that puppy against the cement patio to bust open the shell. You want the white meat inside the shell.

Shave off the coarse skin of the chipped-out coconut meat. Then finely grate the meat.

Slice off the outer prickly skin of the pineapple(s). Chop the pineapple into bits about the size of the tip of your thumb. Then simply mix together the pineapple and the shredded coconut. OMG! So simple. So delicious.

You have to try this!


Danielle said...

Whoo hoo! Thanks for the recipe, and also the podcast!! I'm listening to it now; it's pretty great!

I'll link to the pineapple recipe on my food blog :D

Oh yes, and also, thank you for your comments on my overworking post. You made such a good point: I didn't move to Brazil to work 10-hour days, either! When all my contracts end in May, there are going to be some serious changes to my schedule. Thank you for the words of wisdom!

The Reader said...

LOL...I love it! My version will be "order some sliced pineapple and some shredded coconut from the fruit guy, then cut the pineapple into smaller chunks and mix well." Pretty sure it will still work, although I love how you included the very Brazil versions of "buy from the pineapple trunk" and "pick the coconut" -- too fun!!

Sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Nice Blog! I'll be back for sure! Hello from Boston, next year, Santa Catarina!