In Cozumel I fell in love with Coconut Stuffed Limes. I had them at breakfast, with lunch and for dessert after dinner. They are lime halves, delicately yet generously stuffed with the sweetest most succulent coconut. Ever since our plane landed I have been looking for ways to recapture the joy and the flavor of Cozumel. I thought I would start with my beloved Limones Rellenos de Coco. This is my vision for this dish which has significantly less sugar and prep work then the more authentic version. I am okay with that.
Limones Rellenos de Coco
Makes 10 cups mini lime cups
Inspired by the chefs at Iberostar Cozumel and reimagined by: S. Duquet
6 small limes (5 to hollow out, 1 for zest)
2 C unsweetened raw coconut flakes
1 1/2 Tbsp raw agave
1/2 C Vanilla coconut milk
Make It Happen
~In a bowl,stir together coconut flakes, agave and milk. Add lime zest then mix thoroughly. Cover and put in fridge to chill.
~Cut 5 limes in half. With a sharp paring knife, carefully run the blade around the inside of the lime as if you were sectioning a grapefruit. Make sure and cut through the hard little pithy parts in the middle. You want to break them up because that is what is connecting the lime to the skin.
~Gently turn lime half inside out. This will make it infinitely easier to scrape the lime away from the shell. Be gentle and patient as you create your mini lime cups.
~Once they are hollowed out, make sure they sit flat by adjusting the bottoms with a sharp knife. Be careful not to cut a whole in the bottom of your lime cup.
~Carefully and generously stuff your lime cups with the coconut mixture. Cover and chill until you are ready to enjoy.
The coconut stuffed lime cups are creamy, refreshing and incredibly fun. The hollowing out was a smidge time consuming but it was easy enough and it took less time than most baking. Besides, this will be a divine Summer dessert or snack when you wouldn’t dare turn your oven on. The scent and flavor transported me to the sunshine and ocean breeze on Cozumel. Not bad for a few limes and some coconut.
Have a delicious day.
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