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coconut milk
▪ Add coconut milk and plantains and cook until fruit is tender, not mushy, about 10 minutes.
▪ Add remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
▪ Same tale, different teller, only coconut milk added.
▪ Stir in fish sauce, coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice and bring to a simmer.
▪ These have a full complement of hot peppers, lime and lemon grass, as well as rich coconut milk or coconut itself.
coconut milk

n. A thick white liquid produced by soaking the white inner flesh of the seed of the coconut in water and straining. It is commonly used in South East Asian cuisine for its aromatic property in curry and other gravy.

coconut milk
  1. n. white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat [syn: coconut cream]

  2. clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut [syn: coconut water]

Coconut milk

Coconut milk, a liquid that comes from the grated meat of a brown coconut, is not coconut water. The color and rich taste of coconut milk are attributed to its high oil content, most of which is saturated fat. Coconut milk is a popular food ingredient used in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Southern China, the Caribbean and the north of South America.

Usage examples of "coconut milk".

Into it she mixed the prepared coconut milk with its burden of taro and onions and yams.

The men had propped the Filipino up in the corner, where he had sat drinking the coconut milk and fish broth that she had been pouring into the pilot, but except for a few grunts when he made his way outside to urinate, the man in the dress had been quiet for two days.

A mud-daubed woman with long skinny breasts brings Goto Dengo half a shell of coconut milk and a handful of white, knuckle-sized grubs wrapped up in leaves.

Baked sweet potatoes, fried eggplant, coconut milk, thick slices of roasted pork, heavy with oil.

But whatever their opinion, all the women talked all the time, in a mellifluous language that he took to be that of Polynesia in general: all the women, that is' to say, except four of the youngest who sat industriously chewing the root from which kava was made and spitting the fibrous pulp into a bowl: Stephen knew that once coconut milk had been stirred in and the mixture had stood for a while it would be ready to drink.

I diverged from cows to coconut milk and lost a bit more skin from legs and feet in descending from runway height down nearer to sea level.

He's a doctor of philosophy, which is rare for a weatherman, and he ought to be doing research like into the why, that no one knows, and not sitting drinking in the sun, but I'll tell you he's here now because I said I'd fly him through a hurricane's eye, and not because he's researching coconut milk with pineapple juice and rum.

Tip in the coconut milk and cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until the mixture starts to get really dry and the oil starts to come out (this shouldn't happen unless the heat is too high).

He downed the last of the coconut milk and tossed the can into a wastebasket.

Raw coconut milk and meat was a taste she had quickly acquired on the Big Island, right along with macadamia nuts and pit-roasted pig.