Recipes for cooking with coconut oil?
Hi CHowhounders. I am looking for recipes for cooking with coconut oil. In looking some up, I've found ones for cooking sweets/baking, but I'm more interested in entrees...and not fried food. I read an older string on the topic on CH which turned into a debate on the positive/negatives on using coconut oil, and please, let's not get into that...just recipes you've used and the food tastes good. Thanks CH'ers!
I use coconut oil for just about anything where a solid shortening type of fat is called for (e.g. baking) or when it can be heated, like frying and stir-fry dishes. Can't think of too many dishes when I can't/don't use it, except salad dressings, actually.
It seems that there's a lot of variation in how much coconut oils impart a coconut taste to the foods. I like coconut, and think it adds a lot to Chinese and Thai dishes especially.
Almost anything that could be considered either Thai or Southern Indian.
Personally, I love Coconut in everything. Just try to think "Tropical".
Coconut comes from the Tropics and tends to go very well with almost everything from that area.
Coconut or Samoa Cinnamon Rolls
Island Style Shrimp or Scallops
Spring Roll Dipping Sauce
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
(White) Chocolate Ganache