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What are the best ways of using leftover coconut milk

jergins (jergins), Thursday, 14 December 2006 05:57 (fourteen years ago) link

OMG this thread is JUST IN TIME! I was thinking of having a coconut milk phase, since it was so amazing in this soup I made the other week.

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 14 December 2006 16:02 (fourteen years ago) link

how much do you have left over? if it's only part of a can, i'd use it for a smoothie. blend with ripe avocado and some banana and perhaps a bit of honey and enjoy (and try not to think about the fat/calories).

Lauren (lauren), Thursday, 14 December 2006 19:58 (fourteen years ago) link

It's a can and a half, I think. Thanks for the idea, and no I will not think about the fat, only the goodness.

jergins (jergins), Thursday, 14 December 2006 21:51 (fourteen years ago) link

that's enough to make a thai-style curry, then. get a little tin of paste (red, green, massaman, etc) and follow the directions. or, you could get some plain canned pumpkin and mix it with the coconut milk and some broth and sauteed onion and some spices (salt, pepper, chilis) and puree the whole thing. voila - spicy pumpkin soup.

Lauren (lauren), Thursday, 14 December 2006 22:39 (fourteen years ago) link

Or! Sautee garlic & onion until lightly translucent, then add chicken broth plus Yukon Gold potatoes (peeled and cubed) plus a can of coconut milk plus corn and shrimp. Season with cilantro and red pepper flakes and s/p. Simmer gently for about 15-20 minutes, I think? Until potatoes aren't hard in the middle. Add cleaned shrimp at the very end and leave pot on the heat only until shrimp turn pink and white.

I might be forgetting some kind of seasoning, that seems thin...anyway season as you like.

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 14 December 2006 23:24 (fourteen years ago) link

thanks! will try

jergins (jergins), Friday, 15 December 2006 01:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Boil rice in coconut milk and sweeten for pudding! Or don't sweeten for coconutty rice.

Hey! Since when did Firefox come with a post spellchecker? Mr. Jaq's laptop is full of surprises!

Jaq is traveling, Friday, 15 December 2006 05:41 (fourteen years ago) link

I have always wanted to try (but never really worked up the balls, I guess) a coconut milk tropical version of a White Russian. Maybe substitue Malibu rum for the vodka. But then, I enjoy my body's continued proper functioning, so this may have to remain merely a theoretical libation.

has been plagued with problems since its erection in 1978 (nklshs), Friday, 15 December 2006 17:42 (fourteen years ago) link

The spellchecker used to be an extension, but I think with 2.0 is it part of the furniture.

Casuistry (casuistry), Friday, 15 December 2006 23:45 (fourteen years ago) link

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