Curried Coconut Spinach

I was heading out of town and had ½ a can of Coconut milk and a whole lg container of fresh spinach in the fridge, both needed to be used on my last day, so out of necessity this recipe was born!

•    Tbsp or so of Coconut oil
•    1 med onion, diced
•    5 cloves garlic
•    ½ to ¾ a can of Coconut Milk (my fav is real Thai)
•    2-4- tsps of your favorite Curry Paste, I used a bit of both green and red
•    1 lg pkg of fresh spinach, chopped

Saute onion and garlic in coconut oil until lightly browned.  Add your Curry Paste and Coconut Milk, once simmering drop in your spinach and cook until nicely wilted.  Enjoy!

CURRIED COCONUT SPINACH

CURRIED COCONUT SPINACH

Wicked Coconut Curry Soup

I got a recipe from a friend and didn’t have alot of the ingredients so I made up my own with what I did have on hand.  I was in a rush last night and had only small snippets of time between running the kids around so I did this in two pans, you could do it in one with more simmer time to get the flavors of the lemon grass etc to permeate the soup.

  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Med onion, chopped
  • 2 lg pinch of Epicure’s Lemon Grass
  • 6 Epicure’s Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 2 Epicure’s Star Anise
  • 3 inches of ginger root, chopped into 3-4 lg chunks  (Galangal would be good if you have it, I was out)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 chicken breasts, sliced thinly
  • 1 can coconut milk (Real Thai is my favorite)
  • 4 tsp. red curry paste
My fav red curry

My fav red curry

In your Wok fry your onion in your oil until softened, add lemon grass, lime leaves and star anise and cook another 2 mins.  Add bouillon, fish sauce, worcestershire & coconut milk and simmer.  Here’s where I had to run off for 20 mins.  When I came back I fried up my chicken with red curry paste.  I probably used 2 Tbsp although start with a couple tsps depending on your heat tolerance.  Add your cooked chicken.  Add more curry paste if needed.  Remove the Lemon Grass, Lime Leaves, Star Anise and Ginger Root before serving.

Quick Coconut Curry

I took out an Bottom Blade Roast today to make jerky, tore it apart to make strips and discovered it was too marbled, so I tossed it in the fridge for later.  I walked in the door at 5:20 and by 5:45 we were sitting down eating!
In your Epicure Wok:

  • 1 chopped onion, 4 cloves garlic, Coconut Oil

While that softens chop a bunch of beef into thin strips.  Add them to the the pan and cook 1-2 minutes, cover with a generous sprinkling of Epicure’s curry dip mix and a few grinds of your favorite salt.  Add one can of Coconut Milk and leave to simmer 10mins.

While your beef is cooking chop up some broccoli into florets and put them in your Epicure steamer for 2 mins.  Chop up a red pepper.

You’ve got time now while your sauce thickens so clean up your kitchen.  1 min before eating toss in your broccoli and red peppers.  I served mine over leftover acorn squash.

Quick Coconut Curry

Quick Coconut Curry

Indonesian Coconut Curry

This was so divine that my son who loves rice was so enamored of the sauce he didn’t complain about having it over Spaghetti Squash!

  • 1 lg onion (I had 1/2 each red and white in the fridge so used those)
  • Coconut or Olive oil, as needed
  • 4 Epicure’s Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 5 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 slices Ginger root
  • 2 Big handfuls of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 a head of broccoli (or green beans or whatever you have)
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • A sprinkling of Epicure’s Indonesian (formerly Nonya)
  • 2 generous pinches of Epicure’s Coriander
  • 6-10 grinds of Epicure’s Cumin
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • A few grinds of Epicure’s Salt and Pepper

Saute onions in oil for 5 mins in Epicure’s Wok, add garlic, lime leaves and ginger.  Cook until very fragrant.  Add veggies, cook a few mins.  Remove all from Wok and set aside.  Toss in chicken, sprinkle with Indonesian and cook through.  Put veggies back into the wok with remaining ingredients, seasoning to taste.  Simmer 5-15 mins.  Remove lime leaves and ginger.

If serving over spaghetti squash, cut squash in half lengthwise, place in pan of shallow water and microwave 8-10mins.

Indonesian Coconut Curry

Indonesian Coconut Curry

Delish Indonesian Curry served on spaghetti squash

Red and white onion simmering with garlic and chunks of ginger

Red and white onion simmering with garlic and chunks of ginger

Everything waiting for the coconut milk

Everything waiting for the coconut milk

Cumin

Cumin

I put the salt from my grinder in a bowl, used the grinder to grind my cumin and then cleaned the grinder by grinding salt in it again.