What is kerisik made of?
Kerisik is made with freshly grated coconut that is toasted dry until aromatic and golden brown. If you just lightly pound the toasted coconut to release some aroma and just a bit of oil, the texture will be drier. This drier version is more often used in salad and rice dishes such as kerabu salad and nasi kerabu.
What does kerisik taste like?
Dried grated coconut can also be used, however, the resulting paste is not as fragrant. Kerisik is divided into grade ‘A’, for kerisik that is fragrant and creamy, tastes sweet and has a nutty aftertaste, and grade ‘B’, which tends to have fewer of the fragrant notes which are the key point in choosing a good kerisik.
How long can you keep kerisik?
Make it in bulk: the kerisik may be refrigerated for two weeks in a glass jar or Ziploc bag, or it can be frozen for several months.
How do I toast coconut kerisik?
Heat a frying pan on low-medium heat and dry fry your shredded coconut for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. If you find that some bits are browning too quickly, turn the heat down. When done, leave to cool for about 30 minutes.
What is Kerisik in Chinese?
‘Kerisik’ is a condiment made of grated coconut which is toasted. It is the secret to the nutty caramelized flavour of a perfect rendang dish.
What can you use desiccated coconut for?
Culinary Uses of desiccated coconut Dried coconut is delicious eaten by itself as a snack, added to hot or cold cereal, and as an addition to baked goods. It can also be used in smoothies, sprinkled on salads, or stirred into sautéed vegetables. It is also a common ingredient in Thai and Indian dishes.
Can you fry shredded coconut?
Add the coconut to a large skillet and spread it around into one even layer. Place the skillet over low-medium heat, stirring often, until the coconut is lightly browned (about 5-10 minutes). Remove the skillet from the heat and spread the coconut on a baking sheet to cool completely.
Can you freeze Kerisik?
Frozen kerisik Cut the solidified kerisik into chunks and keep them in an airtight container. They can be kept frozen for up to 3 months.
Can I use fresh grated coconut instead of desiccated coconut?
In most cases, shredded coconut will work as a substitution for desiccated coconut. Be sure to use unsweetened shredded coconut, unless the recipe calls for sweetened. You can also grind shredded coconut into a finer texture or dry it further if needed.
How do you fry desiccated coconut?
Place desired amount of coconut in a large skillet. Cook over low-medium heat, stirring frequently, until the flakes are mostly golden brown. If the coconut is sweetened it tends to brown faster so, it will take less time.
Should I soak desiccated coconut?
If your Desiccated Coconut has become really desiccated (i.e. brittle and totally dried), you can soak it in water or milk for about 15 minutes. Drain, and dry the coconut on paper towel. You can also use the liquid in your recipe or freeze for another use.