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What can I do with some left ovr coconut milk?

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FABIsInTraining Mon 05-Oct-09 10:07:06

Any ideas please?

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:09:46

How much left-over are we talking?

Half a tin?

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:10:39

I would use it up in a thai style stir fry sauce, with lots of garlic, chilli and coriander

Or make a curry and dung it in to the curry sauce for last ten minutes of cooking

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:11:05

or add it to the cooking water when making rice for a stir fry or curry

FABIsInTraining Mon 05-Oct-09 10:11:14

I made it from creamed coconut and it is about 300ml worth.

I have to go tot he vet with the cat now so not ignoring any more posts .

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:11:35

or use it to make a carribean-style lamb and sweet potato curry

FABIsInTraining Mon 05-Oct-09 10:11:52

Oops, cross posts there.

I have fish for tea so something to use with that would be good. Kids love fish and rice.

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:13:11

ok you can see all my suggestions after your Vet Trip!grin

How about making coconut icecream by mixing it with milk sweetened with honey?

ChopsTheDuck Mon 05-Oct-09 10:13:25

I was going to say the rice thing. Rice and peas, jamaican style?

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:13:33

What kind of fish?

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:14:38

mmm yes, bung it into the rice, then when cooked mix in green peas kedgeree style and serve with the rice (unless, of course, you happen to have black beans to hand for a more authentic carribean influence!)

frazzled74 Mon 05-Oct-09 10:14:58

coconut rice with a slightly spicy fish (carribean style)
or sweet potato and fish stew (cooked in coconut milk)

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:15:57

If it's plain fish fillets I'd do a thai style green curry sauce and then add the fillets. It can be nice and mild for the kiddies with no chillie etc, just a creamy corainder sauce with garlic, ginger, coconut and soy sauce.

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:16:32

oooh yes sweet potat and fish stew would be lovely

Buda Mon 05-Oct-09 10:20:34

Can I come for tea please? It all sounds yummy!

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 10:33:41

I am very hungry now too, just planning what to make for supper now!grin

modmum Mon 05-Oct-09 10:35:09

whizz with mangoes(sp) and added to chicken and veg (as stir fry) serve with rice. Never add lentils as all the flavour disappears!

FABIsInTraining Mon 05-Oct-09 11:04:18

I am back and £52.88 poorer sad, cat okay though

The fish is cod or haddock.

Do I need an actual recipe or is it obvious what to do please?

I will need to make it for the kids for 5ish and then again for DH and I to eat at 7pm.

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 11:15:36

Fine with that fish.

No you don't need an actual reciep, but which of the lovely suggestions have you decided to go with?

I will give mkore detail of what to do if you tell me what you would like to make.

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 11:20:46

Ok, gotta go soon so will post this quickly:

For coconut rice, measure out the coconut milk and add enough water do you have double the amount compared with rice (so if one cup of rice have two cups of liquid). Sautee some finely chopped onion in the pot you will be cooking the rice in. Once onions are cooked add the rice and the coconut-water liquid and a stock cube. Bring it to the boil then turn down the heatr and cook for 15 minutes really low heat.

Meanwhile cook some peas and steam the fish. When rice is cooked add the peas and the fish flaked up. Mix in chopped corainder or parsley if you have any. Bastardised kedgeree grin Easy to re-heat for later adult supper. Serve with ketchup for kids and sweet chilli sauce for adults.

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 11:26:02

Or for a thai green curry style sauce for fish:

Heat some oil in a wok until smoking hot. Add lots of chopped onion, spring onion, garlic and ginger and chilli if you want, quickly stir fry until onon os cooked. Add thinly sliced carrots, caugettes, peppers or any other stir-fry suitable veg you have, even if just peas.

then add the coconut milk and a mug of liquid that contains two teaspoons of cornflour mixed with two tablespoons of soy auce and filled up with cold water. Also add a stock cube. Heat all of this liquid in the wok until the cornflour has thickened and cooked, should take about five minutes. Add more salt, soy sauce to taste and a teaspoon of honey or brown sugar. Add the fish filets and cook on low heat until the fish is cooked, this shouldn;t take long. Either cut the fillets into chunks before adding or just flake them up once cooked.

Once cooked, add lots of chopped corainder and maybe a squeeze of loemn juice.

Serve with rice.

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 11:26:56

The sdtir-fry is easy to reheat too. You can just make enough rice for kiddies at 5 and then do some more for you and DH at 7ish.

FABIsInTraining Mon 05-Oct-09 11:28:42

Have to go and get the boy but will be back later.


overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 11:30:32

and if you have any fish sauce, add it to the stock when cooking the stir fry. Also, if you do have any mango add that to the stir fry to.

Just tohught, the rice n peas n fish dish would probably be nice served with mango chutney and some greek yoghurt too.

Can you tell I am hungry? grin

overmydeadbody Mon 05-Oct-09 11:39:21

I found this too, cilantro is coriander.

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