Food Porn: Thai Dessert
Have you had this dessert? and if so, how did you make it differently?
Ingredients that you will need for 4 serving of Paleo-ized Kluai Nam Wa:
3 Ė 5 Red bananas (can also use regular bananas)
1/4 cup Coconut Cream
1 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1 pinch Sea Salt
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
We recently covered why cooking with coconut oil is good and beneficial for us. Many folks have asked us about Coconut Cream lately, what it is, why itís good for us, etc. So we wanted to shed some light on it, as we enjoy it all the time. Itís an amazing energy food and itís completely natural. Coconut Cream Concentrate is certified organic whole coconut meat in concentrated form. It contains no additives* (not even water). The dried coconut meat is ground into a very fine powder, giving it a creamy consistency due to its high fat content. Since it is 70% fat, it is a rich source of pure coconut oil. Note: this is a food, not a cooking oil.
Why red bananas? Because they are less sweet, have a slightly tangy taste and donít get as mushy as yellow bananas. This dish can also be made with the little greenish yellow cousin (not to be confused with plantains) of these little red lovelies.
So how do you make this traditional dish?
Peel the bananas and cut them vertically into half, then once again cut the pieces horizontally, basically resulting in 4 pieces for each banana.
Pour the coconut milk into a small sauce pan and heat on high until it begins to boil. Once the coconut milk is at a boiling point, add bananas and tiny pinch of sea salt and reduce heat to medium. Cook bananas until tender, but be careful not to overcook them, or they will be a mash. Once they are tender turn off the heat. Now add the coconut cream to the pan. Continue to stir, carefully, until all the lumps have disappeared. Let it cool for 15 to 20 minutes and serve.
Note: The bananas should remain as distinct pieces and not break down to a pulp. We love this dessert cold as well.
Want to add an antioxidant punch?
Follow the preparation instructions above, but add fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries and some strawberries with a little cinnamon on top! Oh, yeah baby! Now that our friends, is Food Porn.
Enjoy and share your version!
that sounds awesome... may need to give this a test run very soon...
where does a person find this coconut cream concentrate? I've never seen or heard of it before.
I'd love to hear a recipe for Thai Iced Tea, that didn't include sugar. My tea friends, and thai restaurantures tell me it's impossible, but I say they're wrong, wrong, wrong.
Originally Posted by Canarygirl
I'm going to have to get some myself!
We order our from Tropical Traditions they have awesome products and great prices. We try not to run out. But we love this dessert and make it all the time. Let me know what you think after you try it. :-)
awesome! you guys rock. when you have a craving of any kind, a small spoon of it will totally satisfy :-)
I drink thai tea all the time. Traditional way is to brew thai tea (it is it's own tea), sweeten first with sugar and then finish with sweetened condensed milk. If you don't sweeten with the sugar first to get the same sweetness you have to add to much milk and it is way to milky.
Originally Posted by DarthFriendly
My way I brew the tea, sweeten first with stevia, then I add in some evaporated milk that I have sweetened by disolving stevia in it. Kinda like my own sweetened condensed milk but it is from a natural low carb alternative. Not 100% the same but it gets the job done.
What's it like unsweetened? (I dislike stevia intensely.)
Originally Posted by Bostonbully
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