Coconut Sambal

Preparation info
  • makes about

    200 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

When buying a coconut, hold it close to your ear and give it a shake. You should hear a faint sloshing sound that indicates there is some liquid inside. If you don’ t, the nut is probably a bit too old. To open a coconut: first, hold it loosely in one hand and give the shell repeated hard taps with a hammer or the back of a cleaver. Keep turning the nut so that the tapping loosens the flesh and separates it as much as possible from the shell. Put the nut in a plastic bag, rest it on