Fava, Morel, Coconut

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 4, 2009 at 10:36am

Oh, divine spring, my first plate of morels and favas of the season. Takes a bit of preparation – the favas must be removed from their pods, then quickly blanched, then pinched out of their waxy skins; the morels need a good rinse to remove grit before a quick saute in a teaspoon of olive oil – but is completely worth the 15-minute effort. Finish with salt and pepper and a few shaves of good Parmesan cheese. Perfection. (If you make it for dinner, a glass of champagne would make a lovely chaser.)

Also perfect? A new discovery (for me)…coconut water! For you coconut lovers, it’s the equivalent of putting a straw in a fresh coconut – beachy heaven. It tastes creamy-dreamy and is loaded with potassium (I read about it as a terrific post-work-out drink, naturally packed with electrolytes). About 45 calories/8 oz. glass. I think of it as dessert and challenge myself to not suck it down in one long greedy gulp. Yes, it’s that good. (I found it in the juice section at Whole Foods.)

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  1. By SML on May 4, 2009 at 1:47PM

    Ah ha, thank you, thank you. I'm officially on the lookout. Sooooo goooood!!!

  2. By Arthur on May 4, 2009 at 12:31PM

    They won't be green though in your market. Here's what you're looking for:

    and an article on how to open one (though my method is decidedly more haphazard, and likely much quicker: I just hack at the top until I get my cleaver in far enough that i can just twist it until i get an opening big enough for a straw)

  3. By SML on May 4, 2009 at 11:12AM

    I bought it in a carton, figured out from reading the back that it comes from green (young) coconuts, so with your advice I'll look around and see if I can find them. I think I love the flavor of coconut more than chocolate. YUM!

  4. By Arthur on May 4, 2009 at 11:04AM

    I love coconut water. Are you getting out of a can/bottle, or out of a coconut? If you're not getting it from the source, get a good meat clever and have at it. And then you get to scoop out the flesh when you're done drinking it.