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Old 08-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #11
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You might even try pickling the beets and use as an appetizer.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #12
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OK - here's my take:

Vienna Sausages
Beets
Green Chilies
Coconut Milk


Sausages: Dice or grind up the sausages and mix with some shredded apple and shredded carrot, onion, bread crumbs and a little egg - make a patty and pan fry (sort of like a meat ball).

Make a sauce: Deglaze the sausage pan with some white wine and 2 chopped tomatoes or canned tomato and the canned chili, some cumin, garlic fresh ginger, cracked pepper. Add coconut milk. Consider pureeing this with a stick blender. Add the patties back into sauce. Top with chopped cilantro. Serve w/ a side of basmati rice.

Beet: Make a pickled beet and cucumber salad. Julienne the beets, a little onion and some fresh cukes. Toss with vinegar, a little oil, salt and pepper and some fresh parsley. Serve this as a refreshing side for the sausage patties.

Coconut milk another way: Make a drink. Serve it in a shot glass on the plate. Here are some suggestions:

Coconut Milk, Lime Juice, Sparkling Water
Coconut milk, Black tea, water, sugar, (over ice) Dust rim of glass with shredded coconut
Dessert smoothie: pineapple chunks, coconut milk, ginger and ice cubes (add rum to this and serve it as a cocktail).
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:52 PM   #13
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You could cook the rice in water and coconut milk.. maybe add some chilis to the rice as well.
The sausage patties is a great idea! Maybe add a little fresh sage
I like the idea of pickled beet and cucumber salad.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #14
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If you have time, you'll be able to get some sort of coconut salad dressing in a search in google. I'll be interested in what you present to the group for your recipe.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #15
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I love the idea of making a patty. Also of using the coconut milk in the rice water. Thanks to all!
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