Saturday, January 26, 2008

Making coconut cream

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This drawing goes with a post on the Babasiga blog about making kokoda for a party yesterday. Kokoda is a kind of raw fish recipe where the diced flesh is marinaded in lemon juice overnight, then mext day the fish doused in coconut cream. We have a coconut scraper made for us by a Maori friend. You sit on the scraper, perhaps on a verandah or seat, and the bowl is below to catch the coconut as you scrape. Then you squeeze and squeeze to make the cream and eventually discard the dregs. If the coconuts are broken neatly, you can make bowls from them for drinking yaqona but it's a lot of hard work with a piece of broken glass!

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