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Someone gave me some Unsweetened TJ Coconut Milk, What can I do with it? UPDATE

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 07, 2011 at 1:21 AM

I'm not a fan of drinking coconut milk, so any recipe's? It says I have to use it within 10 days.

http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=198

UPDATE: I made some ground beef curry. This stuff isn't real coconut milk as it stays liquid in the fridge. It's water flavored to look and taste like coconut milk. Needless to say the curry came out ok just a watery. I've made curry before that came out pretty thick using thai kitchen coconut milk. I tried to simmer this stuff on low to burn off some water but it never really changed consistency.

5e816d3249fd4bceb096d4ae7183df1a

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on November 07, 2011
at 04:26 PM

I use canned coconut milk. The Thai Kitchen one is the best one I've found with the least additives.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 07, 2011
at 01:55 PM

Oh what a bummer per your update. Man, I would freeze the stuff in ice cube shapes, bag up, save for summer or spring and drop into smoothies. Unless you want to use a little tapioca flour to thicken for other dishes? OR if you're making baked goods using rice flour or whatever, you can use it as the liquid instead of juice, etc.

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on November 07, 2011
at 04:03 AM

for that rice dish, do you use canned coconut milk, or the coconut milk found in a carton in the refrigerated section?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 07, 2011
at 01:51 AM

hey, that coconut rice recipe looks good - i've only cooked in coconut milk, never added the other parts that they list as i've always used as a savoury. hmm.. add some fresh chopped mango and that's a hella nice twee carby high reward yumfest!

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on November 07, 2011
at 01:48 AM

Already some longer, better versions of my answer below, but my answer would be: ... curry.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 07, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I've never used the carton coconut milk, so am unsure of the fat content comparison to tinned, but would think that you could use it quite easily. Off the top of my head:

  • Curried veggies: saute onion garlic, turmeric, curry, ginger, coriander in fat, add about three cups of fresh veg and maybe one cup of the coconut milk, or however much you want, simmer until it's all cooked through. you could even add a protein to the mix.. chicken or shrimp would be tasty
  • Pick up a premade thai curry paste, read the ingredients to make sure it's a good one to buy, blend with the milk and cook a protein and veg in
  • Make Tom Kha Ga
  • Blend into a smoothie
  • Use as a base for an ice cream-
  • Freeze into ice cube trays, bag up, use for something else later on

I made coconut pudding last week topped with broiled bananas and it was amazing: 3c coconut milk, 1/3c coconut sugar, 3tb tapioca starch, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla.

Whisk sugar, cornstarch and salt in a bowl to blend. Add to a pot that has the coconut milk in it. Whisk in the egg. Stir over medium heat until it all boils and thickens, about 5 minutes. Whisk gently kind of the whole time so the egg doesn't scramble. You can omit it if you want, I like to have it in there for extra texture and richness. Remove the pot from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool. I put into the cups that they would be served out of, covered, then into the fridge.

When it's time to eat them, slice up ripe banana, put on foil, sprinkle with a little coconut sugar for caramelization, fresh cinnamon, fresh nutmeg, a little lime juice, a little rum. Omit the booze if you want. Broil. Top the cooled pudding.

Cool pudding with that broiled spicy banana? So good, for reals!

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on November 07, 2011
at 02:04 AM

I love coconut milk. I use it in curries, smoothies, and treats. I made an awesome Green Curry Beef and Sweet Potato stew just a few days ago. I browned up a pound of stew meat in a dutch oven and added a couple teaspoons of green curry paste and a shot of fish sauce. Then I poured in a can of coconut milk. I let that cook on low for a few hours then added chopped up raw sweet potatoes. It was done when the sweet potatoes were soft and cooked through (about 30-45 more minutes). It was super easy and so yum.

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5e816d3249fd4bceb096d4ae7183df1a

on November 07, 2011
at 01:47 AM

If you eat rice, this is delicious: http://thaifood.about.com/od/thaisnacks/r/thaicoconutrice.htm

If not, another option is coconut whipped cream: http://nuttykitchen.com/2010/06/01/coconut-whipped-cream/

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 07, 2011
at 01:51 AM

hey, that coconut rice recipe looks good - i've only cooked in coconut milk, never added the other parts that they list as i've always used as a savoury. hmm.. add some fresh chopped mango and that's a hella nice twee carby high reward yumfest!

5e6a6f5c0fd3ab048f81c0a500206f41

(956)

on November 07, 2011
at 04:03 AM

for that rice dish, do you use canned coconut milk, or the coconut milk found in a carton in the refrigerated section?

5e816d3249fd4bceb096d4ae7183df1a

(508)

on November 07, 2011
at 04:26 PM

I use canned coconut milk. The Thai Kitchen one is the best one I've found with the least additives.

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on November 07, 2011
at 01:43 AM

If you're not a LCer, how about some coconut tapioca pudding? I'm betting it'd be fine without the sugar.

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on November 07, 2011
at 04:24 AM

Kudos for your resourcefulness and creativity. You're not a fan of the product at hand, but still you wonder whether it might be put to good use. Sort of reminds me of Picasso's remark: "When I haven't any blue, I use red."

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on November 07, 2011
at 03:48 AM

This is easy...

Smoothies!

If you know me at all, then you know I'm a huge fan of smoothies. Coconut Milk is one of the perfect ingredients for primal/paleo smoothies! Add spinach, berries, banana, nut butter, macaadamias, avocado, etc.

Try it! Perfect breakfast. Easy clean up!

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on November 07, 2011
at 02:28 AM

Have you tried coconut milk enemas yet?

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on November 07, 2011
at 02:10 AM

Put with avocado to make smoothies or ice cream.

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on November 07, 2011
at 01:47 AM

This is a tasty dish that uses coconut milk.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/chicken-curry-clafouti/

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