I have half a dozen cans of coconut milk sitting in my pantry, and I need to think of ways to use more of it on a day to day basis! I like the taste, and it's great in curries or similar meals, but I wish I had more options. Can y'all suggest some new, different things to do with it?
I've tried drinking it straight, but while I like the taste, in large quantities it starts tasting...weird. Dunno why, but I don't like it.
Make a Thai curry. Get a can of green or yellow thai curry paste. Saute whatever meat you want, or fish, or shrimp, or just about anything in coconut oil. Dump the curry paste into the pan, stir, let it get hot and aromatic. Lower heat, add 1 can coconut milk, stir, simmer a bit, add whatever veg you want, and eat it. Thai curry is completely unlike Indian curry and the prep is incredibly flexible and it's a great way to use up oddbits of leftover meat/veg.
-Poaching chicken tenders or breasts in it leaves them incredibly moist and tasty.
I made a chocolate ganache for a pie- heat a can on the stove top, pour over unsweetened chocolate, mix well (i added some stevia) and refrigerate over an almond meal crust for an incredibly rich dessert.
-cook eggs in it
-add to soups to make them really creamy. a thai sweet potato would be good.