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I was stationed in Guam almost 20 years ago and have thought about keleguin a number of times and now thanks to Al Gore I have the internet(ha ha). Anyway the locals would use Keleguin on chicken deer beef and lobster. Its an excellent flavor.
I've lived on Guam my whole life and this is definitely a traditional dish made as is and of course delicious. Now living California it can be difficult to get a fresh coconut not to mention the fact that I don't have the old school coconut grater my mom used thus making it a chore to grate a fresh coconut. Of course you must use a FRESH coconut to get that wonderful authentic flavor. I usually make this dish for my husband without the coconut store-bought whole roasted chicken(to save time) and with minced scallions OR chives. Sometimes I chop fresh baby spinach and add to the dish to give more color and nutrition. I absolutely LOVE kelaguen.. whether it's beef deer fish or EVEN SPAM. Yes I said spam. Man I miss home...
A small flexible knife will do wonders for getting the meat out of the coconut's curved shell. Thought the ingredients looked like an odd mix but i was in the mood to be adventurous. The recipe was delicious. Really interesting mix of flavors and the coconut added a wonderful crunch. I'll probably make it again but it may take me a while to work up the nerve to deal with a coconut again.
I wanted to like this dish but I must have done something wrong. I used a young coconut because that's all they had at the store and the coconut flavor was overpowered by the lemons. I think my cooking ability ends at preparing fresh coconut!
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