I am totally digging the coconut! I just made the coconut marinaded chicken again, although this time I slowly poached it in the the marinate and then broiled it to add some color - it wasn't as tender after the broiling. The true success tonight, however; was this absolutely fabulous creamy and rich Coconut Squash Dipping Sauce.
Here is what I have decided to dip-d-do the chicken into:
Half a Can of Coconut Milk
1/2 Cup of Roasted Squash
2 Tablespoons of Shredded Coconut
A 1 cm slice of Ginger
Salt & Pepper
Add the all of the ingredients to a saucepan and allow them to get to know each other. After it simmers for about 3 minutes remove the ginger and buzz it all together with an immersion blender. Go on give it a taste. Its an amazing winter pick me up. Just the right blend of cozy veg and Caribbean flair. I topped it with roasted squash seeds that turned out so yummy I'm including the recipe separately.
Winter squash is outrageously high in Vitamin A and has been known to support optimum overall health, but particularly lung health. Also as it is harvested late in the season it has the opportunity to develop its nutrients for a longer period of time creating a healthy and delicious heath boost! Also to make the sauce a little less calorific as the coconut milk can sneak them in: use a light coconut milk!
Oh and here's how the Coconut Marinade looks after a good hot tub!
And here's how I served it, with a corn and bean salad, some avocado and a few chips, this makes a great dinner, lunch, or in a smaller portion a snack. Have a look...