All posts tagged: cooking with coconut milk

Food: Dinner Tonight – Garlic Butter, Coconut Milk, Shrimp and Noodles

I’ve stayed away from shrimp for the longest time now, and probably would have still, if I didn’t see this dish. I could immediately taste the wonderfulness  just by reading the ingredients – minus the fish sauce of course – not a fan. So I ran to the grocers and bought a pound of Jumbo Shrimp and the spinach and…well, you know what happens next: INGREDIENTS 8 ounces rice noodles 3 strips thick cut slices bacon, chopped 1 1/2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup extra olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 4-6 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro OR basil, roughly chopped (use you personal favorite) 3 tablespoons salted butter 1 can (14 ounce) coconut milk 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 cups baby spinach or kale, roughly chopped juice and zest from 1/2 a lime sliced jalapeño pepper and green onions, for serving {more} Are you making dinner at home for Valentine’s Day – but don’t know what to make for dessert? Here’s a list of 46 easy desserts   

Food: Dinner Tonight: Coconut Curry Noodles or Chicken

I do love coconut curry or around this time of year, butternut squash curry I normally order from my favorite eatery in the city here, and here.  So, here’s whats happened. I assumed we were finally getting our warmer temperatures in the city, but it turns out, we’ve had nothing but cold windy days, overcast, and definitely the feel of Autumn in the air.  Which of course has me craving soups of sorts – and so this recipe for tonight’s dinner: INGREDIENTS 8 ounces rice noodles  {or I’ll add boiled chicken pieces instead of the rice noodles for my diet} 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 sweet onion, diced 2 zucchini, or summer squash, diced 2 ears sweet corn kernels, removed from the cob 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 2-3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste 1 14 ounce can full fat coconut milk 1 tablespoon fish sauce (soy sauce for vegan option)   {not a fan of fish sauce so that will be omitted} 2 teaspoons honey   {not necessary, but it’s all up to you} juice and zest from 1/2 a lime 1/4 cup fresh cilantro OR basil, roughly chopped (use you personal favorite) sliced …

Food: You Had Me At Peanut Noodle and Lime

Exotic soups or noodle dishes are my favorite and recently have become a craze in San Francisco, with noodle shops popping up everywhere, even kiosks I’ve seen. So, for tonight’s dinner and a movie, I am going for this amazing noodle dish. Thank goodness I don’t have peanut allergy. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 1 tablespoon chili paste 2 green onions, chopped 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 can (14 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk 1 large bunch broccolini, stems trimmed 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped 8 ounces rice noodles 1 mango, diced sliced cucumber and chopped peanuts for serving zest from 1 lime {more}