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Please help me use up my tins!

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foodiemama26 Wed 19-Oct-16 10:28:16

I'm on a mission to use up the tins in my cupboard and I have just discovered 2 tins of coconut milk, 2 tins of butter beans and 2 tins of green beans amongst others! Any ideas of how to use them would be great...I usually use the coconut milk for a curry but getting a bit fed up with the usual recipe so any suggestions of tried and tested recipes would be greatfully received.

NattyTile Wed 19-Oct-16 10:43:28

1 tin butter beans, 1 tin coconut milk, 500ml stock, whatever veg you have to hand, herbs and spices to make a nice soup - butternut squash or sweet potato or carrot and lentil and tomato. Blitz the soup then add the beans for texture.

Donate the green bins to your local foodbank; they often need tinned veg. Or add them to the soup. But I wouldn't because I think they're evil!

Scribblegirl Wed 19-Oct-16 10:58:20

Why? Save them for the forthcoming apocalypse... wink

Scribblegirl Wed 19-Oct-16 11:02:42

On a serious note, though, this is what I buy coconut milk for:

www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/barbecued-chicken-dim-sum/ and www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/vegan-dim-sum-buns/ - they're like Korean style buns that you can pair with leftover chicken or mushrooms or whatever.

In terms of butterbeans, I love this chorizo mix: realfood.tesco.com/recipes/chorizo-and-butter-beans.html

Green beans are evil so as per Natty's post I can't help you there I'm afraid grin

Allalonenow Wed 19-Oct-16 11:11:03

Use the butter beans in a sausage casserole with onions & tomatoes.

Make the green beans more interesting by frying a finely chopped onion till soft but not browned, add a couple of large tomatoes well chopped or one small tin, cook gently with some herbs and garlic added, till it becomes a soft mass. Add a little stock or wine if needed, but it shouldn't be too wet.
Add the drained beans to heat them through, serve hot or at room temperature, especially good with chicken or white fish.

rosesandcashmere Wed 19-Oct-16 11:12:17

I would add the green beans to a Thai curry using the coconut milk. Butterbeans - with chorizo as above, sausage casserole or in a chilli.

GuessHowMuchILoveGin Wed 19-Oct-16 12:13:43

Coconut milk rice pudding. You've probably got some pudding rice languishing at the back of a cupboard somewhere...

foodiemama26 Wed 19-Oct-16 13:34:28

Great ideas, thanks so much! Totally agree about tinned green beans...I'm not even sure how they ended up in the cupboard to bdgin with!

foodiemama26 Wed 19-Oct-16 13:37:00

scribblegirl just looked properly at the chorizo and butter been recipe...friends coming for tea on Saturday and this is what we're having. Thanks!

Scribblegirl Wed 19-Oct-16 14:18:21

No worries, that's actually how I found out about it myself - friend served it to me and I demanded the recipe wink

Oh, and I'm in no position to judge on the tinned green beans - when I was single and living alone I could never get through potatoes quick enough before they went funny, so for about three years I ate only tinned potatoes <bleh>

TyneTeas Wed 19-Oct-16 21:02:40

I don't have an actual recipe to hand but an american friend swears that a green bean casserole is traditional thanksgiving fayre. It seems to consist of tinned green beans, concentrated mushroom soup topped with dried onions from what I recall.

I have never actually tried it though

TyneTeas Wed 19-Oct-16 21:49:50

had to check she wasn't making it up for a laugh


Allalonenow Wed 19-Oct-16 22:07:53

Those tinned green beans ~ a good use for them would be to add them to minestrone soup at the end of cooking just to heat them through. They would blend in with all the other vegetables, and with some parmesan grated over would be fine.

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