Arroz con Coco

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cups long white rice 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Directions Combine all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling cover and reduce to a low temperature. Simmer covered for about 20 minutes and then […]

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Citrus Thai Basil Iced Tea

Makes 4-6 drinks Ingredients 2 Thai tea bags 2 tablespoons orange zest ½ cup orange juice ½ cup thai basil leaves ½ cup turbinado sugar 4 cups water 1 cup coconut milk Ice Directions In a large sauce pan place the tea bags, orange zest, juice, thai basil leaves, sugar and 2 cups of water. […]

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Coconut Milk Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffle with Toasted Coconut

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons caramel 1 tablespoon honey 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped Toasted Coconut for Dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, coconut milk,caramel and honey to a simmer, about 3 […]

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Ger-Nis Chai & Mango Bubble Teas

Makes 1 drink INGREDIENTS ¼ strong black tea ¼ cup cooked tapioca pearls ¼ fresh mango syrup or Chai syrup (recipes follow) ¼ cup coconut milk Crushed ice DIRECTIONS Make black tea and allow to cool. Allow to cool in the refrigerator. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil on […]

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Ginger Brown Rice Coconut Milk Mango Risotto

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup fresh mango, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 cup short-grain brown rice, rinsed 1 cup coconut milk 2 cups milk, warmed 1 vanilla bean, split ¼ cup shredded coconut PREPARATION In a medium-size saucepot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and […]

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Laotian Coconut Sweet Rice with Mango

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 cup of sweet/gluttonous or “sticky” rice 2 cups of coconut milk ¾ cup of refined sugar 1 teaspoon of coconut essence 1 tablespoons grated lemon rind 2 teaspoons rice flour 1 ripe mango, sliced to your preference 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup of toasted coconut shavings DIRECTIONS Wash rice three times […]

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Leaf-Wrapped Rice and Banana Bundles

Khao Tom Mat (Thailand) Serves 4 to 8 (makes 8 dumplings) INGREDIENTS For the Rice Mixture ¼ cup dried black turtle beans, soaked in plenty of water for 6 to 8 hours or ½ cup canned, drained and rinsed 3 pandan leaves, each folded in half and tied into a knot for easier handling, or […]

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Pasteles de Tres Leches con Mango (Three Milk & Mango Cake)

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1½ cup all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ cup butter, soft 1 cup sugar 6 eggs 1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped (insides reserved) 2 cups mango, ripe and chopped small ½ cup vanilla […]

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Raspados de Frutas Tropical (Tropical Fruit Snow Cones)

Makes quite a few snow cones Most of us don’t have ice scrapers in our kitchen for snow cones so this raspado recipe is modified to utilize the tools we all typically have in our kitchen while still being able to enjoy the authentic taste of a snow cone! Ingredients For a mango raspado 2 […]

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Spicy Summer Fruit Muffins

Makes 12 muffins Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons fresh nutmeg, grated 2 teaspoons fresh cinnamon, grated ½ teaspoon (a pinch) ground cloves ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup light brown sugar ⅓ cup honey 1 cup soy yogurt ¼ […]

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Summer Melon Bubble Tea

Makes 1 drink Ingredients ¼ strong black tea ¼ cup cooked large tapioca pearls ¼ fresh summer melon puree of choice ¼ cup coconut milk Crushed ice Directions Make black tea and allow to cool. Allow to cool in the refrigerator. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil on the […]

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Thai Chicken & Coconut Green Herb Curry Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Olive oil, for sautéing 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped 2 green chilies, chopped 1 tablespoon lemongrass, chopped fine 3 limes, zest and juice 1 large red onion, chopped 4 chicken breasts sliced into thick, long slices about 1 inch wide and the length of the breast 2 large […]

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Thai Coconut Scallop Ceviche

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds of Nantucket Bay Scallops 2 teaspoons salt Juice and zest of 3 limes ½ cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon lemon grass bulb, chopped into a paste 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped into a paste 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped into a paste 1 tablespoon raw sugar 1 or […]

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Vanilla- “Butter” Cast-Iron Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Makes 1 large cake Ingredients 8 tablespoons (1 stick) margarine 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped clean 1 cup sugar, separated 1 fresh pineapple, cored and sliced ¾ cups cornmeal ¾ cups flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1½ teaspoons coarse salt ¾ cup egg replacers (replacers must equal approximately 3 large […]

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