First of all, here is a list of some of what Coconut milk is a common ingredient for:
Rice and Peas/Coconut rice
Coconut cream sauce (often used on fish)
Coconut ice cream
Trini Callaloo (stew)
Brazilian seafood and stews
Serabi pancakes in Indonesia
What is Coconut milk?
According to Wikipedia, it is the liquid that comes from the grated meat of a brown coconut. It should not be confused with Coconut water. The colour and rich taste of Coconut milk can be attributed to the HIGH OIL CONTENT. Most of the fat is Saturated fat.
Coconut milk has 21g saturated fat per 100g with 230 calories, that is 104% daily value of saturated fat or even 16% per tablespoon! No bueno.
So what do you do if you enjoy some of the dishes above?
Make a sacrifice and avoid them until your fitness goal is obtained or you can afford to have ‘cheat days’ OR substitute the Coconut milk for Almond milk or Skimmed milk, of course knowing the taste would not be as authentic or delicious.