So, something to do with your newly smashed up coconut? Well, you might consider something along these lines:
- 4-5 cloves garlic
- 1 2” piece of ginger, chopped
- 1/3 c. of your just drained coconut milk
- 2 bags frozen large shrimp, thawed, peeled, deveined
- 1 (16 oz) bag frozen sliced okra, thawed
- vegetable oil
- shallot, chopped
- 1 serrano pepper, chopped
- 1 tbsp. garam masala
- 1 can coconut milk (you won’t have enough in the coconut)
- 1/2 c. shredded coconut
- 1/2 c. chopped cilantro
- basmati/jasmine rice
Pulse ginger, garlic, and coconut milk in a blender until it’s a paste.
Heat a tablespoon of the oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Stir-fry shrimp for 3-4 minutes until mostly cooked. Remove shrimp from wok and set aside. Add a little more oil. Stir-fry okra for 2-3 minutes and set aside.
Add a little more oil. Stir-fry shallot & pepper for 1 minute. Add garlic paste and garam masala. Cook for 30 seconds. Add remaining coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Return shrimp to wok. Simmer for 1 minute. Return okra to wok and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Meanwhile, make your rice. Serve masala over and top with cilantro and coconut:
Verdict? Pretty tasty.
That said, As much fun as it is to use household building tools in the kitchen, I’ll probably stick to getting my coconut pre-attacked. Some external labor is worth paying for.