Many people have a can or two of coconut milk in their pantries, but it’s not always obvious how to incorporate the rich nut milk into your cooking. Not a problem, because here are five creative and delicious recipes that use coconut milk as the star ingredient.
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This recipe is a refreshing fusion of coconut and mango. In a blender, add diced mango, coconut milk and condensed milk. After blending, transfer to a bowl and mix in boiled sago pearls (an edible starch made from the tissue of tropical palm trees). Pour the fruity sago into a glass, and top it off with fresh mango cubes. This recipe tastes best cold, so refrigerate before serving.
This Cambodian dish calls for air-fried corn that’s been shucked and cut into quarters, topped with a sauce made from a combination of coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar and chives. Garnish with grated coconut, spices and more chives.
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Who doesn’t love cobbler? This coconut milk cobbler’s batter is made of flour, baking powder, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, sugar and chopped butter combined with buttermilk. Pour the batter over a caramelized mixture of coconut milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract and water boiling in a skillet. Then finish with a layer of banana slices before baking.
This flavorful recipe calls for seasoned chicken to be pan-sauteéd in minced garlic, onions, coconut milk, tomato sauce and more spices. Combine the mélange with cooked diced carrots, peppers and slices of cheese. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is a yummy combination of peas, asparagus and coconut milk. Begin by adding coconut oil, minced garlic, mint leaves, peas and vegetable broth to a pot. When the stew comes to a boil, add in some oven-cooked asparagus and coconut milk. Then pour the mix into a blender. Once smooth, serve the soup with an asparagus garnish in the center of the bowl.
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