A few days ago, when we made mango sticky coconut rice with ceviche inspired salmon, Nico taught me how to open properly a coconut.
It is quite easy but will probably hurt your fingers a lot if you are as clumsy as I am and can’t handle a hammer & screwdriver.
What you will need:
- small bowl
- a wooden board
When you buy the coconut, just make sure that the three little whole on the top of the coconut look clean and fresh.
To start, you cautiously drive the screwdriver through the three small holes using the hammer if necessary.
Once the holes are big enough, the coconut milk will stream out. Hold the coconut over a small bowl and make sure you catch all of the milk – it is absolutely delicious and can be used in many, many ways.
Also, you can just drink it right away – that depends on your strength and discipline.
After that quick refreshing break, you place the coconut in one hand and continuously tap it on the predetermined breaking point while slowly spinning the coconut in your hand. That way you will evenly break the coconut in half.
When you start to see a little crack, you just tear it apart using your hands.
Congratulations! You just opened a coconut!
The only thing you need to do now is eating it!
Note: for a nice coconut-bra that you can use on Hawaiian theme parties, keep the shell :)
Note 2: The amazing creator of these pictures is Nicolas Gerin. Check out his website – he definitely knows what he is doing.