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Fresh coconut milk is way more tastier! Try this technique and if successful, use it to create a popular cocktail called the "Bushwacker"; an island favorite!
Recipe by Ryan Burden, published in Maui Magazine
3 palm coconuts
Step1: Split the coconut in half by tapping firmly around the circumference. Scrape out the meat using a coconut tool (spoon-meat grater) or butter knife; cut into 2-inch pieces.
"Broke Da' Mouth!", is a colloquialism when in Maui, translated, it means "This is the absolute best-tasting food I've ever eaten." The island of Hawaii offers an exemplary culinary scene, that "broke da mouth is likely to refer to gourmet meal as to a casual local plate lunch. Want proof? Here are a few of my favorite discoveries during a recent visit to Hawaii.
1. Lahaina Grill
I had the seared lion paw scallops,
potato-celery root mash, roasted sweet corn relish, crisp pancetta chips, truffle oil, lobster champagne beurre blanc.
One bite, and you'll want to holler, "Home run on that one Chef!" Rated top 100 places to eat in the U.S. 2016, located in the heart of the happening Front Street in Maui. Reservations are
recommended but you may get lucky like I did, as a walk-in needing a table-for-2 around 5:30 p.m.
2. Nico's Pier 38 Honolulu
My niece referred me to this place. It's her favorite and I can see why. It's Honolulu’s premier fish restaurant. Fresh fish line-caught by Hawaii’s local fleet, hand-picked daily and each ingredient on the menu is locally grown and sourced whenever possible.
Best fast-casual dining! Great variety of options all day and when the sun goes down, great musicians at night. If you haven't been, it's a must try.
This is a Bev Gannon Restaurant. She's an award-winning Chef, cookbook author, and a talent to be reckoned with even when she is not in the kitchen. I had the opportunity eat at two of her restaurants and host a catered dinner for 43 people. Needless to say, flawless!
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Step 2: Fill a high-powered blender halfway with coconut pieces and top with water. Water from a sweet coconut is best bu you can use plan H20. If you do, add a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of salt. Make sure the water is at least 73 degrees; otherwise the oils won't emerge. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds. Tip: Coconut meat is tough. Gradually increasing the speed avoids overheating the blender.
Step 3: Strain through a fine cheesecloth. Squeeze out every bit, and put into a mason jar. Fill to the very top leaving no air in the jar to spoil the liquid. Chill immediately.
After the jar is opened, milk will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator, but is best enjoyed within two days.