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How do you use coconut milk?

Beyond curries, how do you use coconut milk?

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  1. Pretty much just in curries, although there is a 'coconut mochi cake' in my to-make notebook, and www.thaifoodandtravel.com has some good desserts that we've eaten in class.

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    1. re: Louise

      Same here - I use it primarily in curries, but I have a great Hawaiian coconut-butter mochi recipe that I make often with coconut milk. Also in Thai sticky black rice pudding.

      1. re: yogurtsoda

        Yogurtsoda, would you mind posting more about the mochi recipe? My husband's from Hawaii and that sounds like something fun to make, maybe for a party? Thanks!

    2. These corn and coconut cream fritters are addictive. Totally amazing.

      http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/...

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      1. re: Candy

        That sounds great, could you paraphrase the recipe?

        1. re: mellycooks

          Oh my goodness you will not be disappointed. My DH and I ate that whole batch in one sitting. They were that good.

          Start by placing 1 C. corn kernels in your food processor and grinding them until then kind of forma paste. Then transfer to a bowl and add 1/4 C. coconut cream, don't shake the can. You want the rich condensed cream at the top of the can.Then add a lightly beaten egg, 1/3 C. AP flous, 1 1/2 tsp. corn starch 1/2 tsp salt and I add 1/2 tsp, baking powder. The recipe calls for 1/2 tsp. sugar but my corn has always been sweet enough that I did not need it.

          You will want to deep fry the fritters in 2 tsp. measurements in 350 F. hot oil. A wok works well as does a deep iron skillet. Don'tcrowd the pan and cook about 3 mins. total, turning once.

          The dipping sauce is 2 Tbs. Hoy Fong Siracha, 2 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp water. If your Siracha is very fresh you may find the sauce a bit spicy and want to tone it down with more water and sugar.

          1. re: Candy

            gosh candy - those sound fantastic

            1. re: krissywats

              Just make them. With our the dipping sauce and with some maple syrup they'd be great for breakfasr.

            2. re: Candy

              Beautiful color, curious is this fresh corn on the cob?

          2. re: Candy

            would you print the recipe? sounds so good
            thanks

          3. I sub coconut milk for normal milk in a baked rice pudding.. delish!

            1. In rice it's great too!! Also for coconut cream pie instead of cream..Mmmmm yummy!!

              1. I love to use it on rice, sweet or savory. For savory I saute onions in butter or canola oil, then add a stick of cinnamon until slightly fried and puffy. Then I add a little ground cardamom. To this add the cooking liquid (I use half coconut milk half water) and finally the rice, and salt (you can also be creative and add almonds and pistachios to this savory dish as well). I serve this with curried tofu or chicken. You can use it for puddings with raisins and almonds, sprinkle brown sugar on top. You can also use it for a variety of curries. A lot of interesting Haitian recipes call for it, you may want to google that as well...especially if you are going to entertain friends. It is less common than a curry... Have fun! I love coconut milk ;-)

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                1. re: yomyb

                  I use it in my rice pudding too (great with basmati)
                  Also now in grilling season I use it in satay - both the marinade and the peanut dipping sauce.

                  1. re: cowgirlinthesand

                    I also use coconut milk for chicken sate and the peanut sauce