Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quick Dishes - Creamed Coconut Gingered Carrots

There were carrots in the refrigerator that were supposed to be juiced.   Well good intentions….

The day before trash day is the day to see what remains in the fridge, so… often I will think of a dish to use something rather than throw it out, if I don’t think I  will be using it within a week.

I bought creamed coconut about a year ago and just couldn’t decide what to do with it.  Some people just eat bits of it each day.  I prefer to add it to something.

The two things I really love adding to carrots are ginger and coconut…..


Creamed Coconut Gingered Carrots
Creamed Ginger Coconut Carrots
3 pounds carrots, raw
1/2 cup fresh ginger, sliced thinly
3 pieces un-crystallized Candied Ginger (used Trader Joe's)
1/2 tsp salt
2 ounces Creamed Coconut (used Let's Do Organic)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp Sodium-free Herb mix  
Prep the carrots, place in water and cook until tender.  Cool slightly. Place cooked carrots and ginger a food processor and pulse until smooth.
 Add the salt, spices and creamed coconut and pulse until thoroughly mixed.
Creamed Ginger Coconut Carrots -  creamed coconut
 Creamed Ginger Coconut Carrots
Serve warm as a side.
Creamed Ginger Coconut Carrots
Yield: 8 sides
Nutrition (per serving): 134 calories, 5.2g total fat, <1g monounsaturated fat, <1g polyunsaturated fat, 0g trans fatty acids, 0g trans-monoenoic fatty acids, 4.3g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 238.2mg sodium, 60mg calcium, 571.9mg potassium, 33mcg folate, 62.4mg phosphorus, <1mg phytosterols, 1.7mcg lycopene, <1mcg selenium, <1mg thiamin, 0mcg vitamin b12, <1mg vitamin b6, 10.4mg vitamin c, <1mg zinc, 20.4g carbohydrates, 6.6g fiber, 13.9g net carbohydrates, 9.4g sugar, <1g fructose, 0g galactose, 1g glucose, 0g lactose, 0g maltose, 6.1g sucrose, 2.7g protein.

© 2012

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