Coconut milk substitution
Last night we had a few friends over and I used some of my plethora of leftover turkey to make curry. I loosely based it on a recipe I found for a Thai coconut curry. I realized halfway in that this was not going to be enough food, even with the rice and quinoa. I had plenty of all the ingredients to double it except the coconut milk, so I improvised. Instead of the coconut milk, I simply used soymilk and a bit of coconut flavoring. Voila! It worked perfectly.
So if you're ever in a pinch and need a last-minute substitute for coconut milk, soy milk and coconut flavoring will work. Regular milk would probably work reasonably well under the right conditions, but as my recipe had a fair amount of lime, I opted for the soy milk to avoid curdling. Plus it just seemed like it would be closer in flavor.
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