National Coconut Week is joyfully observed from August 23 to August 30 each year. During this occasion, our minds wander to idyllic beachside islands, particularly the Philippines, the place of origin for this festivity. As you celebrate National Coconut Week 2023, we at LatestLY have bought together a collection of recipes that you can try and celebrate the week. From Oats to Macaroons; 5 Dishes to Savour the Nutty and Fresh Flavour of the Fruit!

Within the Philippines, coconuts shine as prominent fruits, propelling the nation to its position as the world's second-largest producer. Such is the significance of coconuts in this locale that a governing body was established to oversee their affairs. The Philippine Coconut Authority (P.C.A.) manages all coconut production and distribution aspects. The P.C.A. initiated this week-long celebration to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of this fruit to the country's economy. Here are some delicious coconut recipes with videos that you can try and celebrate National Coconut Week 2023.

Coconut Curry

A flavourful and aromatic dish made by simmering vegetables, meat, or tofu in a creamy coconut milk-based curry sauce. You can make variations like Thai coconut curry, Indian coconut curry, or Caribbean coconut curry.

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Coconut Rice

Fragrant and slightly sweet, coconut rice is made by cooking rice with coconut milk instead of water. It's a great accompaniment to various dishes and is often enjoyed in Asian and Caribbean cuisines. Date, History and Significance: Celebrate This Exciting Day by Going Coconuts for the Tropical Fruit.

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Coconut Macaroons

These delightful treats are made from shredded coconut, egg whites, sugar, and vanilla. They are typically baked until golden and have a crispy exterior with a chewy interior.

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Coconut Smoothie

A refreshing and tropical drink blending coconut milk or coconut water with fruits like mango, pineapple, or banana. Add yoghurt, honey, or other flavourings to create a creamy and nutritious beverage.

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Coconut Cakes or Cupcakes

Coconut-flavoured cakes or cupcakes are often made by incorporating shredded coconut or coconut extract into the batter. They can be topped with coconut, cream cheese, or chocolate ganache for extra indulgence.

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Coconut can come in various forms, such as coconut milk, coconut cream, shredded coconut, coconut oil, and coconut water, and these can be used in different recipes to create unique flavours and textures.

Wishing everyone a Happy National Coconut Week 2023.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 23, 2023 08:37 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website