9 Essential Coconut Recipes for Coconut Lovers

Everything from classic curries to refreshing ceviches

Sautéed Squash Shrimp Coconut

Sautéed Squash and Shrimp with Coconut Milk and Chiles

Similar to an unripe mango or green papaya, julienned squash has a slightly "green" flavor that pairs well with the classic Thai flavors in this quick, brothy coconut dish. Get the recipe for Sautéed Squash and Shrimp with Coconut Milk and Chiles »Matt Taylor-Gross
NASI LEMAK (COCONUT RICE)

Coconut Rice (Nasi Lemak)

Make this Malaysian breakfast favorite your go-to in the mornings. Rich, fluffy coconut rice can be topped with anything from eggs to leftover meats to make a hearty meal. Get the recipe for Coconut Rice (Nasi Lemak) »Matt Taylor-Gross

Nicaraguan "Rundown" Seafood Soup

Rundown Seafood Soup
Meant to be a catchall for the day's available seafood, rundown showcases whatever's freshest at the fish market along with tubers in a slightly sweet coconut milk broth. Get the recipe for Nicaraguan "Rundown" Seafood Soup »Justin Walker
Summer Rambutan Curry

Summer Rambutan Curry

Rambutans are a sweet tropical fruit you can find in summer markets. Use them make this spicy and sweet summer coconut curry. Get the recipe for Summer Rambutan Curry »Matt Taylor-Gross
Fijian Ceviche

Fijian Ceviche

There is nothing more refreshing in the summer than ceviche. Kokoda is Fiji's version of the dish, enriched with coconut milk to balance out all the acid. The fish "cooks" not in citrus juice but plain old white vinegar, which saves on limes and the time it takes to squeeze them. Get the recipe for Fijian Ceviche»Farideh Sadeghin
Grilled Chicken and Toasted Coconut Salad (Ayam Jeruk)

Grilled Chicken and Toasted Coconut Salad (Ayam Jeruk)

For this vibrantly spiced Balinese dish, finely shredded grilled chicken is tossed in an aromatic sambal with lime juice and toasted coconut. Get the recipe for Grilled Chicken and Toasted Coconut Salad (Ayam Jeruk) »Ingalls Photography

Coconut Horchata

Coconut Horchata
This version of the classic Mexican rice-based drink is made with a mix of coconut milk and coconut water for a beverage that is both luxurious and refreshing. Get the recipe for Coconut Horchata »Romulo Yanes

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder
Inspired by Mexican street vendors who artfully carve and serve mangos on sticks, this recipe ups the ante with cilantro leaves and shaved coconut. Get the recipe for Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder »Laura Sant
Goanese Shrimp Curry (Sembharachi Kodi)

Goanese Shrimp Curry (Sembharachi Kodi)

Use the freshest local shellfish and simmer it in a rich, chile-spiked coconut sauce to make a regional Indian specialty you'll fall in love with. Get the recipe for Goanese Shrimp Curry (Sembharachi Kodi) »Ingalls Photography