Coconuts Recipes

Coconut is common in dessert recipes such as Coconut Macaroons, Tangerine Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting, and Apricot-Nut Spice Cake with Coconut Butter Frosting. But try it as part of a main dish, too, with Cocunut Turkey Spears or Sizzling Shrimp with Tangy Coconut Sauce.

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Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

From Midwest Living

Coconut, pecans and caramel make a sweet sauce for a twist on German chocolate cake.

Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

Maple-Nut Granola

From EatingWell

We love the maple-nut flavor combination of this heart-healthy granola, but feel free to substitute your favorite nuts or dried fruit for your own custom blend.

Maple-Nut Granola

Angel Delights

From EatingWell

Frances Van Vynckt, 78, combined dates, toasted rice cereal and coconut into an easy no-bake treat that won EatingWell's 2008 cookie contest.

Angel Delights

Pumpkin Coconut Tart

From EatingWell

Dark rum, coconut milk, cinnamon, ginger and cloves give this pumpkin tart a complex flavor that matches perfectly with a cup of chai laced with milk.

Pumpkin Coconut Tart

Toasted Coconut & Almond Ice Cream

From EatingWell

Toasted coconut and almonds add a flavorful dimension to plain vanilla ice cream.

Toasted Coconut & Almond Ice Cream

Coconut Creamed Corn

From EatingWell

Creamed corn goes tropical with coconut milk, cilantro and lime juice. We love this with the kick of crushed red pepper, but it's great without it if you don't enjoy spicy food. Try it with garlic-rubbed grilled flank steak and a vinegary Asian slaw.

Coconut Creamed Corn

Thai Red Curry Mussels

From EatingWell

Watercress is prized in Asian cuisine for its peppery flavor and in this dish stands up to the sweet spiciness of the mussels in a coconut-laced red curry sauce. If you can find it in your market, use Thai basil for the garnish - it adds a unique sweet anise flavor that will make the dish taste all the more authentic.

Thai Red Curry Mussels

Festive Fruit & Nut Balls

From EatingWell

A no-bake, make-ahead treat, this perfect combination of fruit and nuts is a nutritious and delicious mouthful. Rolling them in shredded coconut gives them their festive look.

Festive Fruit & Nut Balls

Toasted Almond-Coconut Meringues

From EatingWell

Perfect meringues depend on totally yolk-free whites. The seemingly fussy step of separating each egg into a small bowl before combining them guarantees yolk-free whites for bakeshop-quality meringues every time. These crispy little morsels travel well and make great gifts too.

Toasted Almond-Coconut Meringues

Passion Colada

From EatingWell

Passion fruit juice turns a pina colada into something special.

Passion Colada

Blueberry-Coconut-Macadamia Muffins

From EatingWell

The one-two punch of coconut and macadamia nuts in this luxurious muffin will make you think you're having your morning coffee in Hawaii. Drizzle with honey for an added touch of sweetness.

Blueberry-Coconut-Macadamia Muffins

Garden-Fresh Asparagus Soup

From EatingWell

This lemony asparagus soup is spiced with a touch of curry and gets added richness from "lite" coconut milk and creamy red potatoes. Top it with a dollop of creme fraiche or plain yogurt and serve warm or chilled.

Garden-Fresh Asparagus Soup

Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait

From EatingWell

Take a trip to the tropics with our pina colada inspired parfait. It even makes a great breakfast when you need a sunny start to your day.

Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait

Carrot Cake

From EatingWell

Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect--people think it's health food, but it's usually very high in fat and calories. But our version has about 40 percent less calories and 50 percent less fat than most. First, we use less oil in our batter. Then we skip the butter in the frosting (don't worry, it's still light and smooth). To ensure the cake is moist, we add nonfat buttermilk and crushed pineapple.

Carrot Cake

Coconut-Crusted Tofu with Peach-Lemongrass Salsa

From EatingWell

The crunchy-crisp tofu and our spicy-sweet salsa are inspired by that restaurant-chain classic, deep-fried coconut shrimp. Make it a meal: Stir fresh cilantro into basmati rice and serve alongside. Try sliced bananas drizzled with "lite" coconut milk for dessert.

Coconut-Crusted Tofu with Peach-Lemongrass Salsa

Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas

From EatingWell

Double the flavor, halve the work--simply by using the same tangy combination of coconut milk, lime juice and brown sugar for both poaching the chicken and dressing the salad. Crisp romaine lettuce, cabbage and snow peas add freshness and an irresistible crunch.

Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas

Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet

From EatingWell

A touch of coconut milk - infused with fresh ginger for a subtle kick - complements sweet pineapple and creates a luxurious consistency in this sorbet.

Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet

South Pacific Shrimp

From EatingWell

Vibrant Southeast Asian seasonings are a natural with shrimp. Freeze any leftover coconut milk or refrigerate it for several days; you can use it instead of broth or water to cook rice or enrich a curry.

South Pacific Shrimp

Ginger-Coconut Chicken

From EatingWell

The wonderful flavors of southern India - coconut milk, dried Thai chiles and coriander seed - provide a pleasant punch to a basic chicken breast. Although the ingredients look exotic, this is a deceptively easy dish you'll be proud to serve to guests. Feel free to use different cuts of chicken, bone-in or boneless; just adjust the cooking time accordingly. You can also grill the chicken.

Ginger-Coconut Chicken

Outrageous Macaroons

From EatingWell

These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried cranberries hail from food stylist Katie Webster. She made them three years ago when she was a personal chef for a gluten-intolerant client, then began selling them to a grateful crowd at her local farmers' market. Although you can concoct them with either sweetened or unsweetened coconut, we find that the unsweetened packs a more coconutty wallop. For a variation, substitute chopped crystallized ginger and mini chocolate chips for the pistachios and cranberries.

Outrageous Macaroons

No-Bake Cookies

From EatingWell

Your kids will love helping you make these peanut butter-graham treats.

No-Bake Cookies

Spicy Peanut Sauce

From EatingWell

The perfect dipping sauce for chicken sate.

Spicy Peanut Sauce

"Cocoa-Nut" Bananas

From EatingWell

Cocoa- and coconut-crusted bananas are a treat for the whole family.

"Cocoa-Nut" Bananas

Tropical Fruits with Pistachios & Coconut

From EatingWell

Luscious tropical fruit topped with creamy coconut milk and crunchy pistachios is a simple yet delicious dessert.

Tropical Fruits with Pistachios & Coconut

Tofu with Thai Curry Sauce

From EatingWell

Creamy Thai curry sauce gives tofu a spicy, satisfying kick. You can adjust the amount of curry paste depending on your spice preference. Serve with brown basmati rice and lime wedges.

Tofu with Thai Curry Sauce

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