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Jennifer Rubell
May 2002

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
30
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To crack the coconuts, lay them sideways in the sink. Using a hammer, crack a coconut in the middle. Rotate the coconut slightly and crack again; keep rotating until the shell breaks. Using the tip of a paring knife, pry the coconut flesh from the shell. Thinly shave the coconut with a sharp vegetable peeler.

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  • Arrange the guava on plates or platters, top with the coconut and serve.

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