Shrimp and Veggies Cooked in Coconut Milk

@acelawrites (10866)
Philippines
July 13, 2016 7:50am CST
I don not know why I love recipes using coconut milk. Maybe because of the taste, and because coconut is always available here. So for dinner, I cooked shrimps with squash, squash tops, eggplant and coconut milk. I just added a pinch of salt and little water and it's done after few minutes. It is an easy recipe and so nutritious too. Just make sure the diced squash fruit are tender before adding the sliced eggplant and then the young squash leaves, then the coconut milk. Do you have a particular ingredient you always wanted to include in your recipe?
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@sol_cee (13959)
• Japan
13 Jul 16
I'll have the shrimp and the squash. You can have the eggplant. lol
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
You don't like the eggplant? It has lots of fiber.
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@sol_cee (13959)
• Japan
14 Jul 16
@acelawrites I can't eat eggplant. It's the taste.
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• India
14 Jul 16
@sol_cee I love eggplant.
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@magallon (17390)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
Oh you have a different way of cooking it. We also love that dish. Squash, string beans, bitter melon and coconut milk. In our way of cooking, we let the coconut milk boil first before we add the vegetables. But we stir continuously the coconut milk so that it will not become watery. I always want to add something new to my recipes. I watch cooking shows to learn more.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
It is easy to learn to cook today with all the video tutorials on youtube.
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@magallon (17390)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
@acelawrites I have not experienced it yet in youtube. Sometimes in facebook. But always on the television especially from the morning shows.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
@magallon yes, sometimes I also learn from TV cooking shows.
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@responsiveme (14290)
• India
14 Jul 16
I love coconut milk in curries too, prefer it to the sweet coconut dishes. Do you'll have coconut chutney, grated and mixed with garlic, chillies, curry leaves etc?
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Sometimes I use curry powder, but I have not seen curry leaves.
• India
14 Jul 16
@acelawrites maybe its called something else there.
@zarlamain (24146)
• United States
13 Jul 16
That sounds so good! I would add a bit of red chili powder to top it off.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Yes, it will add spice!
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@zarlamain (24146)
• United States
14 Jul 16
@Lolaze (2862)
• St. Louis, Missouri
18 Jul 16
I love eggplant, your recipe sounds good! I love to cook with garlic.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
18 Jul 16
Yes, cooking with lots of garlic is nice, so healthy too.
@AkoPinay (11114)
• Philippines
18 Jul 16
I am a Bicolana and I love to cook foods with coconut milk and chilli. Be it beef, pork, chicken, seafoods or veggies.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
18 Jul 16
Yes, Bicolanos love to cook with coconut milk, and so spicy too like your "Bicol express!"
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@piya84 (2591)
• India
14 Jul 16
I have tasted few dishes cooked in coconut milk before. These dishes were from South India mostly. We were in Goa at that time.I remember i love those dishesh. Coconut milk adds distinct flavor in them.Very soft subtle,creamy.
@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
18 Jul 16
It really tastes nice, so creamy!
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
I love that recipe. Anything cooked in coconut milk fits my taste and of course I want some chili added all the time.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Adding chili is healthy too, and adds flavor to the dish.
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@rina110383 (24224)
14 Jul 16
I love crabs cooked in coconut milk. Same goes true for squid.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Yes, all seafoods can be cooked in coconut milk and it tastes so nice, even fish.
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@Corbin5 (89076)
• United States
13 Jul 16
Well, my husband loves to cook, but I don't. I am sure he has a particular ingredient he favors, but I do not since I am not a big fan of food.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Nice to know your husband loves to cook.
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@BelleStarr (34940)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Jul 16
I do love coconut milk and when I dine out I always look for it. At home I probably use onions the most.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Onions are healthy too!
@ida123 (6277)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Jul 16
I love the way you prepare the shrimps with squash, eggplant, squash tops and coconut milk but I want to add moringa for that. I'm not using coconut milk often because it might trigger to shoot my bp.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Does it raises BP?
@koopharper (6353)
• Canada
13 Jul 16
I had a pumpkin craze most recently but my wife does most of the cooking so we avoid torturing the family most of the time.
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@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
Yes, I just love to cook once in a while.
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@AkoPinay (11114)
• Philippines
18 Jul 16
I am a Bicolana and I love to cook foods with coconut milk and chilli. Be it beef, pork, chicken, seafoods or veggies.