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Coconut Relish for Pork and Seafood

Coconut Relish for Pork and Seafood

The coconut industry is an important source of employment for most farmers in rural communities. The coconut palm is throughout coastal Africa. It is a very versatile crop requiring little care.

Coconut trees are often referred to as the Tree of Life and have many uses from food, fiber, fuel, water and shelter, every part of the coconut palm is used. They mature within 2 – 7 years and the first fruit appears one year after flowering.

One tree can yield on average 70-150 coconuts per year remaining productive for 50 – 100 years. With all those coconuts available Africa is brimming with coconut recipes. Quick and easy coconut relish recipe is a great accompaniment for pork.

Coconut trees are often referred to as the Tree of Life


The sweet flavor of this coconut relish creates an interesting garnish to seafood as well.


Coconut Relish for Pork and Seafood

Ingredients

2 cups coconut flakes
1 tablespoon red pepper flake (optional)
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon lime juice
1 cup plain yogurt

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.




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