Eating with eyes only

How ironic is it that I spent the day yesterday preparing foods that I had the misfortune not to forsee that I won’t be able to eat today?  I made corn cooked in coconut milk, fried channa and a whole herb roasted chicken.  Why can’t I eat any of this?  I had a root canal this morning and even though I’m in no immediate pain, I am too terrified to bite into anything.  The procedure was pretty painless but just the mare sight of the  various tools that the dentist stuffed into my tooth sent an irrational fear through my system.  I am sitting here in bed with Barefoot Contessa on tv and my barrage of pain meds within reach in anticipation of the pain that I’m certain will come.  So for now I shall stick to soft foods and milkshakes, that translates to ice cream and more ice cream.  Yes..poor me.

This recipe I’m sharing with you today is a delicious way to prepare corn on the cob.  I have no idea where this recipe originated but Guyanese and West Indians use alot of coconut milk so it’s no surprise that we would use it to amp up corn on the cob.  The corn is cooked in a bath of coconut milk seasoned with aromatics such as thyme and basil and reduced to a thick sweet sauce.  Finger Licking good!

Sweet Corn in Coconut Milk

1 13 oz can coconut milk

4 ears sweet corn

10 sprigs thyme

3 basil leaves

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp salt

Cut each ear of corn into 3 pieces.  Put all ingredients in a pot over a medium fire and cook for about 25 mins or until the coconut milk has reduced and become thick.    Please note that if you prefer your corn to be firm remove after about 10 mins of cooking and allow the coconut milk to continue to reduce.  Place the corn back into the pot and stir well to coat with the coconut milk.



  1. May 18, 2010 / 11:11 am

    I love corn with coconut milk but never got around to trying it. You make it seem so delicious and simple. Im tempted to try it.. Yummy!!!

  2. May 20, 2010 / 2:01 am

    This great recipe combines two things I love and is a feast for the eyes. It reminds me of one of the side dish favorites at Habana Outpost, an outdoor restaurant/liming spot in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Instead of settling in for the night, your website has made me hungry again. lol

  3. Kami
    July 3, 2013 / 1:30 am

    Do you have a recipe for chicken foot and mango sauce?

  4. JehanP
    July 5, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    I’m working on a recipe for chicken foot, but a mango sour is up on the blog.