It’s going to be a spicy week here at Fresh Ginger! This week’s menu swap is hosted by Manda at Asparagus Thin and the ingredient is coconut, one of my favorite things. Coconut is so versatile and pretty healthy too, in moderation of course. Pop over to Manda’s blog to see what all the other bloggers are cooking up! Make sure you watch the Sesame Street video – did that bring back some memories. Then go put the lime in the coconut and shake it all about – but add rum first…….
Monday: South West: Green chile Enchiladas with pork. Trader Joe’s now has Hatch NM green chiles in the store – at my store they were logically hanging out over the frozen Mexican items. I would ask where they might be hiding at a store near you as I never would have found them there without asking.
Tuesday: Overnight for work: Gluten free meals requested at the Kettunen Center – fingers crossed. Bring cheese and crackers in a cooler just in case.
Wednesday: Indian: South East Indian Crab curry with coconut milk – this one from the Jamie Oliver archives.
Thursday : Mexican: Red snapper ala Sayulita with cilantro and garlic. Whole red snappers dusted with corn starch and then sauteed until crispy, doused with a lime, cilantro, garlic sauce to make it sizzle. I had this dish in Sayulita, Mexico a few years back and have wanted to replicate it for years. But there was never whole fish in my store, that is, until the wrong order came in recently and they were sent whole snapper instead of filets. Lucky me! Maybe I will use the can of coconut water I have as the sauce base……
Since coconut is the ingredient this week, I will have to drink a pina colada as I just found a can of pineapple juice in the freezer – I always have coconut milk, coconut powder, shredded unsweetened coconut and dried coconut milk on hand. I love coconut.
Friday: My family will be in town for a Michigan State University Football game, so we are going out to eat Friday night. Maybe I will be nice and make some oatmeal, coconut chocolate chip cookies for them.