Go nuts for coconuts: Chef Yolani Abrahams shows you how to whip up delicious coconut recipes

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(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Yolani Abrahams is a trained pastry chef and co-owner of Kole & Deeg eatery in Tulbagh.

Yolani is a pescatarian and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with her husband, Anwar Abdullatief, who is also a chef. The pair love playing with new flavour combinations, especially in plant-based dishes. In her next life, she’d like to be a vegan.

Here are some of her mouthwatering recipes.

COCONUT AND PANKO FISH

This fish recipe is perfect to serve for dinner!

Panko fish
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Serve the delicious salsa with the fish alongside a sauce of your choice.

THAI CHICKEN BURGER

This chicken burger is infused with delicious Thai flavours.

Thai burger
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Mix the mayonnaise and sriracha sauce and drizzle over the burger.

CHICKPEA AND COCONUT CURRY

This dish is bound to keep your belly warm during the cold weather.

Coconut curry
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Serve with papadums and garnish with coriander.

MANGO AND COCONUT PUFFS

This dessert recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Mango puffs
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP The mango curd can be made a day in advance.

COCONUT AND PINEAPPLE MADEIRA CAKE

This recipe includes almond flour because it gives cakes a moist quality.

coconut cake
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP If you don’t have almond flour, just use cake flour.

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