Coconut is a favorite fruit on many tropical islands. It just gives you a taste of summer on a beach. But, what if you grill the coconut? Will the delicious taste remain or will the grill dry it out and make it taste dried out or bland. I was definitely on the fence as to whether the taste could measure up to regular coconut. According to the Grillmaster, coconut tastes delicious grilled and will add a unique taste to your summer fruit salads and desserts! Below is how I would suggest trying this grilled experiment.
Preparing the Coconut
- Crack open the coconut- this can be tough! For easy ways to open and hollow check out this page.
- Next, cut the coconut into bite size pieces for the grill. Pro tip: make sure your grill propane tank is full! You can find a refill location here.
- Place the pieces on the grill. You can use tongs or grilling gloves like our grillmaster. Grill the coconut over med/high heat for 10-15 minutes.
- Take off the grill and serve either by itself, with fruit or your favorite dessert.
After all is said and done, there is a reason toasted coconut is a popular flavor. Who needs a toaster thought when the weather is perfect and you have a grill at your disposal? I thought the coconut tasted great! Coconut tastes good the traditional way or grilled, however, I wouldn’t get rid of either. During your next barbecue or gathering with friends try adding some grilled coconut for a unique taste. Sprinkle some grilled coconut over homemade ice cream for a perfect addition to a sundae bar or mix in with a fruit salad to give the fruit a tropical flavor. Summer never tasted so good!