Young coconut and papaya bubble soup


This ultra-refreshing soup is chilled instantly by adding shaved ice. If you don't have an ice shaver, you could crush ice in the food processor. Or, if you have a little time up your sleeve, freeze the young coconut water in a shallow tray, then scrape it into crystals with a fork and use this instead - made this way it's a triple textural coconut whammy.

You'll need

80 gm tapioca pearls 400 ml coconut milk 40 gm coconut sugar (see note, left), or to taste Finely grated rind of 1 lime, plus lime wedges to serve To serve: flesh of 1 young coconut (see note) To serve: thickly sliced papaya and shaved ice

Method

  • 01
  • Cook tapioca in a saucepan of boiling water until tender and translucent (10-12 minutes), then drain and refresh under running water. Drain well.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, stir coconut milk, sugar and lime rind in a bowl until sugar dissolves, add tapioca then divide among shallow serving bowls. Add young coconut flesh and papaya to each bowl, pile shaved ice in the centre and serve with lime wedges for squeezing.

Note Young coconuts are also sold as drinking coconuts in greengrocers and supermarkets. To open one, place it flat-side down on a hard surface and carefully cut off the dome-shaped lid with the heel of a large knife or cleaver. You'll need to use a bit of force. Pour out the liquid and remove the flesh with a spoon.


At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people
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  • Serves 4 - 6 people

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Feb 2014

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