Monday, February 25, 2008
My Mama's Watermelon Otai Recipe
ʻOtai is a fruit drink which originated in Tonga and is usually made as a summertime refreshment. It is a blend of water, coconut milk and any variety of pulped tropical fruit such as coconut, watermelon, mango and pineapple but is almost always watermelon as it is plentiful in Tonga. A small amount of sugar may be added, although the recipe is considerably sweet on its own.
The most popular variation is a simple blend of coconut milk, watermelon and mango. Ice cubes might also be added to make a sort of smoothie.
Definition Source: Wikipedia
Mama's Watermelon Otai
1 Ripe Seedless Watermelon halved and sliced
1 can of Crushed Pineapples
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1 can of Evaporated milk
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 a fresh lime squeezed
In a large bowl grate watermelon with a fork making sure melon is not in huge chunks. (If you don't use a seedless watermelon make sure that most of the black seeds are removed with a spoon)
Add Pineapple and it's juices, Coconut, Evaporated Milk, and two cans of water using the can of milk. Stir.
Add Sugar and stir add more to taste. I love to add fresh lime squeezed into it. It just brightens up the taste
and gives it a good balance. Add Ice Cubes and Serve.