Coconut Milk

Coconut is a must for curries, sauces, and desserts. Unsweeted coconut is sold at health food stores, food co-ops, and some large supermarkets. If you don't have time to make your own coconut milk, use canned coconut milk instead.

2 cups unsweetened dried coconut
3 cups boiling water
Put coconut into electric blender. Pour boiling water over coconut. Cover blender. Blend at medium speed for 30 seconds.

Place a fine sieve over a medium bowl. Pour coconut mixture over sieve. Press coconut with a large spoon to squeeze out all milk.

Chill any leftover coconut milk and use it within three days.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 15 min

Servings: makes 2 cups

Recipe By: Supenn Harrison and Judy Monroe

From:  Cooking the Thai Way
Used with permission of Lerner Publications