Yesterday we posted a recipe round up for the home release of Disney’s Moana. As promised, we have come up with our own recipe for Disney’s most recent animated feature. Our recipe for Coconut-Lime Stuffed Dates is a delicious appetizer perfect for enjoying while watching Moana.
The inspiration for our Coconut-Lime Stuffed Dates came from a lyric from “Where We Are”-
Consider the coconut
Consider its tree
We use each part of the coconut
That’s all we need”
The heavy influence of coconut plays an important role in the early part of the movie. Our goal was to create a recipe that had a tropical essence but wasn’t inherently tropical. We also didn’t want to just throw together some tropical ingredients and call it a day. Therefore, coconut became the main focus. The use of mascarpone cheese and lime zest in the filling creates a flavor reminiscent of Key Lime Pie (which is one of our favorites).
Once you start eating these babies you won’t want to stop. What is your favorite movie snack? Do you have a recipe for Moana? We’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #GeekEats!
- 18 Medjool Dates
- 8 oz Mascarpone Cheese
- 1/2 cup Finely Shredded Coconut
- 1/8 cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Lime Zest plus more to garnish
- Slice dates halfway and remove pit (leave bottom connected).
- Combine mascarpone, coconut, sugar, lime juice, and lime zest.
- Fill a piping bag or Ziploc with filling.
- Pipe into dates.
- Garnish with reserved lime zest.
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