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Old 01-29-2017, 03:24 PM   #1
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Coconut Milk

While spelunking in the pantry I found a can of "Lite Coconut Milk" I bought for a recipe I can't remember and obviously never made.

What can I do with it besides tossing it?

I've never used it before and am interested in any ideas you good folk can suggest.

Maybe I can use it in a batch of chili since almost anything works in the many variations of chili known to mankind.

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Old 01-29-2017, 03:40 PM   #2
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Coconut Milk

Tom Kha soup! You can put chicken or shrimp in it, or not. I didn't have galangal (need to find some) but ginger works.

Thinking. Chicken broth, some chopped green onions, I used grated frozen gingerroot, along with your coconut milk and a bit of lime juice, or kaffir lime leaves. Lemongrass.

Some good recipes online.

I could bathe in the stuff.
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:50 PM   #3
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Curry. Rice pudding.

Dawg, most oriental markets have galangal in the freezer section.
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:56 PM   #4
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Curry. Mix it with curry paste, add any mix of protein and veggies you like and serve over rice.
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:11 PM   #5
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I make a Burmese dish ( similar to the Tom Kha soup above).
Fry up some garlic/ oil ( a clove or two)

Dump in the following:
1 can coconut milk
Equal amount of chicken broth ( I use veg chicken broth )
My Friend added chicken, and hard boiled quail eggs ( I didnt I add other vegetarian crap)

Cook linguini ( or an Asian-type noodle) and drain.

When pasta is done , put a portioned amount in a soup-like bowl
Add on top of the pasta:
-Some fried garlic
-Some chopped cilantro
-A squeeze of lime
-A few shakes of hot pepper flakes if you desire

Then ladle the coconut soup on top.

Thats it.
(requires both fork and spoon to eat)

My son loves it.
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Curry. Rice pudding.

Dawg, most oriental markets have galangal in the freezer section.

Good point. Our nearest oriental market is 45 minutes away, but I'm putting it on the list for the next time I drive by.
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:17 PM   #7
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Eta: GG beat me to this as I was typing, but here's my recipe.

If you happen to have a curry powder, how about a quick coconut curry chicken?

Place 2 tbsps of peanut or veggie oil in a wok or deep fry pan over medium/high heat, then add 2 tbsps curry powder and stir in for a minute or two.
Cut a medium onion into quarters and then into thin slices, and saute it in the curry oil for a few minutes with 4 minced cloves of garlic and just a 1/4 tsp of minced ginger.

Turn down the heat to medium and add 2 lbs of cubed chicken breast. Stir fry until almost cooked through, then add a can(15 oz?) of crushed or diced tomatoes, and a small can of tomato paste that's been thinned down with a little water. Stir, then add the coconut milk (14 oz can) and 3 or 4 tbsps of sugar. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then uncover and stir as it thickens until the desired consistency.

If you like spicy curries, add sambal olek or sriracha to taste when you add the sugar.

Serve over white rice. Start to finish, you should be able to make this in about 30 minutes.

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Old 01-29-2017, 04:28 PM   #8
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Or how about a dessert?

Pour the coconut milk into a saucepan over low heat. Dissolve 3 or 4 tbsps of sugar in a little water and add to the coconut milk. If you have them, toss in a few cardamom pods. Stir as the sweetened coconut milk reduces into a syrup like consistency.

As the coconut milk reduces, prepare some short grain (sushi) rice, and let it cool.

Peel and slice a ripe mango into wedges, place next to rice, and pour the warm, sweetened coconut milk over top, removing the cardamom pods if you added them.
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:31 PM   #9
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Oooh! Coconut ice cream! I don't have a recipe, but it's a staple in Mexico.
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:03 PM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions folks.

I've got a feeling this can will be gone this week.

So far Tom Kha soup in on the list.

After all it is the soup time of year.

I found these here.
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/f21/tom-ka-gai-16762-2.html
 
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/f104/today-menu-is-tom-kha-gai-thai-coconut-chicken-soup-66144.html
 
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/f21/thai-coconut-milk-soup-with-chicken-36776.html

And Mr. Google has more to say.


Curry is a wonderful suggestion but I'm always stymied by the number of different curries available and there difference in taste.
I need a curry for dummies book.

Still don't know what dish I bought it for but I at least now have a dish to use it in thanks to you nice folks.
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