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Chicken breast + coconut milk + ?

That does sound great.... thanks everyone!!

Nov 21, 2012
Minxish in Home Cooking

Chicken breast + coconut milk + ?

Interesting.... I was under the impression you couldn't fry or boil coconut milk. I remember the woman who first introduced me to it (she taught me how to cook beans in it) stressed that it can only be simmered, not boiled or cooked at a high heat. That's probably another reason I've been scared to use it. Nothing worse than carving out a chunk of time in between work and child duties just to cook a meal that ends up going into the compost.

So I can boil the rice in coconut milk just like in broth?

That satay thing looks delightful. Maybe when I have a bit more confidence in the kitchen... or when the kids aren't around to hear me swear if things go wrong.

Nov 21, 2012
Minxish in Home Cooking

Chicken breast + coconut milk + ?

I have 2 juicy plump fresh chicken breasts and a sad little can (160mL) of coconut milk. I wanted to make a delish coconut-based chicken recipe for my boys (age 4) but the only recipes I can find have curry powder in them. I have an okay spice rack goin' on but neither of my little fellas likes curry.

I am, sadly, not one of those people who can look at a few basic ingredients and determine the perfect spices/herbs to compliment it.

Anyone have any suggestions? I *possibly* should have obtained a reliable-looking recipe before I bought that coconut milk... but it was so cute in its little can, and it was on sale. :-(

Nov 21, 2012
Minxish in Home Cooking

Food safety - turkey

Haha, they already call me a germaphobe, because I'm the only one who doesn't believe in the 5-second rule.

Anyway, thanks for your responses. I'm going to stand firm and cook completely before transporting!

Oct 05, 2012
Minxish in General Topics

Food safety - turkey

I'm in charge of the turkey this year for the first time ever (although I cooked one last year for my boyfriend and myself, and it turned out wonderfully) and the site of the family festivities is my sister's house. My mom and my sister are telling me the best thing to do is start the turkey at home, cook it about halfway through, then transport it to my sisters house (about a 20-minute drive) and finish there. Is this safe? I'm reluctant but my mom is pulling her usual I-did-it-lots-of-times-and-nothing-ever-happened card. Fair enough, but she also used to leave cooked foods like lasagne at room temperature overnight for us to eat the next day. I still can't believe none of us was ever sick.

Thoughts? (on the turkey... I already know the lasagne thing is bad. :-))

Oct 05, 2012
Minxish in General Topics