A pirates bounty $$$$$ carrot coins $$$$$
We like our vegetables crisp tender, so the time to cook these is fine. If you like them softer, simply cook them longer.
This is a great side dish and is delicious either hot or room temperature.
And you can add what ever fresh vegetables you would like to this dish.
Also I am sorry I don’t have pictures of the finished product…my batteries went dead…and would not hold a charge, so I guess y'all know what I'll be buying today!
1 pound fresh carrots, washed, peeled & sliced
1 medium crooked neck squash, sliced
1 – 12 ounce can tomato soup campbell’s works well for this
1 - 10 ounce can rotel tomatoes hot
½ medium red onion, sliced
½ medium white onion, sliced
1 - 13.66 can coconut milk “ be sure to shake the can before you open it”
2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
½ teaspoon each turmeric, cumin & allspice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 & ½ cups sweet coconut “ toasted “ optional
Wash and peel carrots, and slice into coins.
Wash and squash then cut into slices.
These two steps are easy to do if you have a food processor or mandolin.
Peel and slice both onions into strips.
In a bowl mix the coconut milk, salt, pepper, brown sugar.
In a large zip lock baggie add the carrot, squash and onions and pour the coconut milk mixture over them. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Be sure to toss the bag every 20 minutes or so.
While the carrot mixture is marinating, mix the soup, vinegar, turmeric, cumin, allspice and tomatoes together and cook till it is thick, and reduced by 1/2 on a low heat.
After that time drain the carrots, squash and onions very well. Some of the coconut milk will remain on the vegetables.
Then add the carrots, squash and onions to the tomato mixture and cook for about 10 minutes on low. You’ll want to stir this often. Cook this longer if you like your carrots softer.
Before you serve top with toasted coconut if you wish.
There are two ways you can do this:
1.Place the coconut on a pie pan and toast in the oven on 375 till it is all golden. I can’t tell you how long this will take, because it depends on your oven.
2.On a dry non stick sautéing pan, put the coconut in it and toast on a very low heat. This is the method I used. If you use this method, please do not walk away from the pan....and stir this often.