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Old 07-27-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Opened a can of coconut milk.

I just opened a can of coconut milk, but I used it just some..How can I keep the rest? I afraid it's going to be spoiled soon. How long can I keep it? Anyone knows?? Please!!

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Old 07-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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you can put it in a sealable container in the fridge for serveral days. You can freeze it. THe fats will separate but can be reincorporated when you thaw it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Robo!
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:43 AM   #4
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Coconut milk is great if you want to make a soup. I tried it once and it really tastes delicious.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:19 AM   #5
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Pina Coladas!
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:42 AM   #6
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How could I forget Pina Coladas? :)

But a coconut milk soup, with tomatoes & chili is really fine as well.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:34 AM   #7
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Freeze it! lilsarah had it right, though. Take a can of chicken broth, add it to the coconut milk, then add your favorite vegetables and thinly slice a chicken breast or toss in some frozen shrimp or whatever. Add any great fresh herbs you have, and if you like it hot, a chopped chili or some dried chili flakes. Voila! You now have a truly great soup. If you have friends who are totally vegetarian, use veg "stock" (don't like the term, but I'm a bit of a stickler), and the vegetables, and steam some rice (for this I'd use basmati or jasmine, but, really, most won't notice), put a scoop in the middle of the bowl, pour the coconut broth with vegs over it, and you have a gourmet meal! Go for it
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:39 AM   #8
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Oh, pina coladas are generally made with what is called coconut creme (yea, in another life I was a bartender), not coconut milk. You'd have to add a lot of sugar to make pina coladas from the cooking form of coconut as opposed to the drinks and deserts oriented canned product.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:46 AM   #9
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I freeze it flat in a ziplock bag. That way I can break off pieces if I just need a little bit.
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