Cooking with Coconut Cookbook Review
|Title:||Cooking with Coconut: 125 Recipes for Healthy Eating; Delicious Uses for Every Form: Oil, Flour, Water, Milk, Cream, Sugar, Dried & Shredded|
|Published:||December 27, 2016, Storey Publishing, LLC|
|No. of Pages:||288|
|Cover Price:||$11.00 Paperback, $9.99 Kindle|
Cooking with Coconut: 125 Recipes for Healthy Eating; Delicious Uses for Every Form: Oil, Flour, Water, Milk, Cream, Sugar, Dried & Shredded by Ramin Ganeshram, includes everything you could possibly want to know about coconut. History, types, products and uses, nutrition, as well as mouthwatering recipes, gorgeous pictures, and well-written explanations and vignettes.
Ganeshram’s version of the Loco Moco, a beloved Hawaiian dish, is excellent – better than most served in Hawaii due to the coconut milk/curry sauce used instead of gravy, and she uses lots of curry powders and pastes in other recipes to flavor coconut products for delicious curries. There are recipes here for everyone, including vegetarians, vegans, carnivores, and picky eaters. The Coconut Pajeon (Savory Korean Pancakes) are a quick new favorite, and the Coconut-Ginger Meatballs are good enough to serve company. There are appetizers, breads, and desserts. There are curries, meats, and seafood dishes. There are coconut condiments and vegetables made with coconut. Who knew that there could be so many yummy dishes made with coconut products.
Although many of the ingredients aren’t likely to be found on your pantry shelves right now, a trip to the Asian grocery and a good large grocery store with bulk bins should make it easy for you to get everything you need to have on hand to prepare these dishes. Believe me, it’s worth it.
Some of the irresistible recipes that are in my queue are Coconut Bran Muffins, Filipino Chicken Curry, Chicken Korma, and Coconut Spareribs. The Coconut- Caramel Chocolate Shortbreads have drawn raves from family and friends, and have earned a permanent place in my recipe repertoire.
Anyone who is interested in expanding their cooking savvy to include coconut in all forms must not miss out on owning this cookbook. Ganeshram’s expertise is evident, both in her writing style, recipe directions (most of the recipes are easy enough for amateur cooks), and facts about coconut.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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