It’s been a while since we’ve shared a recipe- but I think we’re making up for it with this one since it involves only a few simple, yet delicious ingredients. We experimented with this one a couple weeks ago and I think we (and when I say we I mean Liz) kind of nailed it. For Liz, this recipe has a special meaning, being that she stumbled upon this snack while she was vacationing in Mexico.
Ok picture this – mid-morning and a group of girls are taking a leisurely stroll down a gorgeous beach, a little quality time to recover from their bachelorette festivities the night before.
Gorgeous, right? … but glance away from the ocean for a moment, if you will, and drink in this scene:
Hmmmm – looks intriguing: a beach & tarp-based business with a small crowd gathered around. On closer inspection…
Oh they totally knew we were coming. We should definitely rehydrate with minutes-ago freshly squeezed orange juice with colorful straws… we’d be fools not to. But wait a second…
A $7 rum drink IN A PINEAPPLE overflowing with fresh fruit?! I mean, we’re on it.
But wait, what’s that guy doing?
Oh he’s only making the most INSANELY delicious fresh coconut concoction, with just the right ratio of sour / salty / spicey / sweet for a truly unforgettable beach snack. Read on, people, read on.
One- Freshly fallen coconut
One- Bottle of hot sauce of your choice (we used Cholula Chili Garlic Hot Sauce)
Sea Salt (to taste)
Optional- bowl from Mexico ;)
Using a wine bottle opener, Liz’s hubby, Ken poked a hole in the end of the coconut so that we could drain all of the coconut water from our coconut easily
After the water had fully drained and we had set it safely aside to be utilized later on, Ken cracked open the coconut so that we could make good use of the meat inside.
Then, Liz pulled a knife on the coconut, mumbled something like “I promsise, this won’t hurt a bit- come to Mama” and I backed away…slowly.
Kidding ;) She probably couldn’t be very threatening if she tried.
Then, Liz and her hubbs got to carving the meat out. They tried using an ice cream scoop, but it didn’t quite do the trick, so they resorted to cutting it out.
One the meat had been carved out (some via ice cream scoop and some with a little muscle)…
Liz put it in a bowl, squeezed a little fresh lime juice, sprinkled a little sea salt and poured a little hot sauce on top.
and voila! A delicious snack!
Of course we needed to wash it down with something refreshing- and alcohol seemed like the most reasonable option. So, we gathered our ingredients which included our leftover coconut water, Kern’s Pineapple Coconut, Spiced Rum and a splash of lime. Yum!
We mixed equal parts Rum, coconut water and Kern’s and it was one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve had in a long time. Coconut water is so good for you and is super hydrating so it’s no wonder our thirst was so quenched! Especially after the little bit of heat that was taking place with our hot sauced snack!
Have you guys tried anything like this? Until Liz told me about this snack, I hadn’t ever heard of anything like it. You can bet I’ll be putting this on my “Recipes to Try For Future Entertaining” list! Try it and let us know what you think!