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Tropical Cooking: 7 Coconut Recipes

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Tropical Cooking: 7 Coconut Recipes
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Coconut milk is a great store cupboard staple and gives you access to an instant tropical dinner in any number of coconut dishes.

From enriching curries with delicate sauces for chicken, fish, seafood and vegetables to adding a tropical touch to your home baking, coconut makes for an irresistible addition in the kitchen.

So why not give your next meal a touch of tropics! It's as simple as adding coconut to your dishes.

These seven recipes feature coconut in a range of ways - so you can add that tropical flavor and exotic element to your meal.

Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk

An easy vegetable packed dish for when you feel like a comforting bowl of fragrant curry. A great way to use up your favourite vegetables.

Chicken Soup

Asian inspired chicken soup is comfort in a bowl. Chicken, chili, vegetables, herbs and spices cooked together to perfection in coconut milk.

Chicken Laksa (Chicken with Coconut and Curry)

Try this declicious chicken laksa curry, a Malaysian soup with Chinese, Indian and Malay influences.

Meen Molee: Fish Curry in Coconut Sauce

This Indian recipe was shared by Atul Kochhar, chef at Benares restaurant in London, for tender fish cooked inside coconut milk.

Moqueca de Camarao (Brazilian Fish Stew with Coconut Milk)

This easy fish stew is a well known Brazilian dish packed with fish and shrimp cooked in a rich tomato and coconut milk broth.

Coconut Chicken Caribbean Style

Sweet, succulent and spicy chicken Caribbean style will have everyone coming back for a second helping.

Chocolate and Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut and chocolate are a classic combination, and what better way to enjoy them than in these delicious looking cupcakes topped off with toasted shredded coconut.

More: If you enjoy exciting flavors, take a look at our collection of Indian and Thai recipes - two cuisines known for their use of spices and coconut.

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