Coconut makes a wholesome addition to any meal. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite recipes. Of course, we think everything is better with coconut, so all of our picks include some form of the yummy white stuff we love so much.
If you’re a fan of traditional turkey, stuffing, and all the trimmings, there are some great ways to add coconut flavors to your meal. For instance, try brining your turkey with some coconut sugar, along with some orange slices, rosemary, and peppercorns. Add a little herb rub and baste in a tasty roasting base. You can find the complete recipe and instructions here.
If you like stuffing, you’re sure to love this Coconut Bread Stuffing. Made with gluten-free coconut bread and a touch of coconut oil, it’s not only delicious but also a great choice for those adhering to a low-carb diet.
Struggling to find a great side dish? How about this sweet potato casserole with a coconutty twist? This recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole with Coconut Pecan Topping is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It combines some of the old standby ingredients (brown sugar, sweet potatoes, butter, and all that good stuff) with some shredded coconut and pecans for the topping. It’s the perfect combination of toasty and sweet. Your family and friends will love it!
Speaking of sweets, let’s not forget dessert. How about a creamy, delicious Coconut Cream Pie? It’s chock full of coconut, from the coconut custard filling to the flaked coconut on top. It’s the best way to finish off your Thanksgiving dinner. You can get the recipe here. Delicious!!
Finish your meal with a Thanksgiving toast to your friends and family. In just a few minutes you can whip up a boozy Batida de Coco (which, in case you’re not familiar, is a Brazilian Coconut Cocktail). Made with a touch of rum and lots of coconuts, it’s the perfect end to a perfect evening.
If you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, why not try an Italian Style Iced Coffee? You’ll need to plan a little in advance for this one, though. The recipe calls for strong brewed coffee that has slightly cooled, so you’ll want to get the coffee brewed before dessert! You’ll find the recipe here.
The last recipe on the list will help you do away with all those turkey leftovers. Instead of a boring turkey sandwich, put those leftovers to good use in this Turkey and Spinach Curry. It’s warm to the tummy and pleasing to the taste buds.
No matter what you choose to eat this Thanksgiving, we’re certain that coconut will make it just a little bit better. As Jonathan Safran Foer said, “Thanksgiving is the meal we aspire for other meals to resemble.”