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Here, courtesy of Mark Herron in Sydney, is a series of recipes from

Downunder. These coconut recipes are from the Sydney Morning Herald

9/29/92 from a cooking column titled "Raw Materials" by Meryl

Constance. These are in an odd format, aside from being metric.

There are no ingredient lists or amounts leading the body of the

recipe. I considered listing the ingredients first, but++since I use

a non-standard format++ maybe someone with MM or one of the other

recipe programs would rather put them into that format. And no way

am I going to try to translate the metric measurements into American

ones. Some of you whiz-kids with recipe programs with that feature

conversions can tackle that. As you'll see, these come from all over

the world, not just from Australia. Mark++gotta couple of question on

ingredients. The rabbit recipe below calls for both red and green

capsicums and birdseye chillies. I know what the latter are, but are

"capsicums" what we call green or red bell peppers up here? And I

*think* that what are referred to as "brown onions" are probably the

one's with brownish skins that we call "yello onions" here.

And thanks for sending the papers over! I getting a kick out of not

only the recipes, but also the ads and articles. A nice peek into

Ozzie life.

This is a version of an old recipe from Barbados. You can use light

or dark rum. One of the ingredients is simple syrup which is made by

dissolving 4 parts (any measure) sugar in 3 parts of water. If you

can't find a fresh young coconut, the chilled drinks cabinet in many

Asian food stores contains young coconut juice, which has been frozen

in plastic packs.

Put into a cocktail shaker or mixing bowl 30 ml lime juice, 60 ml

simple syrup, 90 ml rum. 120 ml young coconut- nut juice. Shake or

stir with ice cubes and strain into a tall glass. Garnish with a

lime leaf.

Serves 1 (lavishly).

Category: Australian Recipes