The Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing I Love on Everything Lately

We used the earlier 7 days on the west shore of Lake Tahoe not much from wherever my household would keep just about every summer months when I was youthful. The cabins together the lake are more substantial now, the drinking water low. Teens fling on their own from piers into the crystal clear, icy, midsection-deep water. When the sky is cloudless, it is the bluest spot conceivable. The first issue I created after we were settled into our camp was a spicy coconut dressing (sauce?) that would go on *everything* through the 7 days. It is a variation on other spicy coconut milk dressings I have created in the past, but this version has a ton heading on with grilled peppers and minced onions. You can see how I used it below, tossed with rice flake noodles, grilled tofu and what ever required to be used up in the cooler – roasted tomatoes, cilantro, and lemon.
Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing Over Rice Noodles on a Plate

Here’s a view of the lake. Amazing blue overload. It in no way gets old.
Picnic Views of Lake Tahoe
The crucial to this dressing is blistering chiles in advance of chopping and introducing them to the rest of the ingredients. It takes the taste from vivid and inexperienced to one thing further and much less sharp – continue to spicy though. You can see serrano chiles and Padron peppers under in a extensive skillet. I truly like to try to get colour on all sides if achievable.
Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing Over Rice Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes and Herbs
The tremendous-creamy coconut foundation of this dressing is seasoned with lemon juice and spiked with spicy, blistered chiles. Future, much more depth and dimension are included, coming from chopping a lot of scallions and onions into juicy oblivion and stirring them in.
Ingredients Arrange in a White Bowl

Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing: What It’s Very good On

So, let us totally free-design about all the methods to use it. This recipe can make a fantastic amount of dressing. You can use it as a ending contact on tacos. It’s great tossed with just about any noodle or pasta. It’s a recreation-changer the future time you make potato salad dressing – use the potatoes moreover this dressing and construct from there. Bonus factors if the potatoes are grilled or cooked in a fireplace. I like the spicy coconut drizzled more than corn and grilled greens. And it is terrific on a structured salad. Last evening I put a couple of dollops in a common pink pasta sauce for a bit of je ne sais quoi and did not regret it 1 bit.

A Jar of Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing

Ingredient: Vegan Fish Sauce

For the salty element in this dressing I call for vegan fish sauce. I’ve been making a homemade edition of it recently, working with a recipe from Andrea Nguyen’s forthcoming At any time-Green Vietnamese cookbook. I have manufactured other versions in the earlier, but her recipe is the most effective vegan fish sauce I’ve manufactured. Now 100% my go-to. When the e book is out you ought to certainly give the recipe a try. In the meantime, there are some superior vegan and vegetarian fish sauces available for buy, like this Ocean’s Halo vegan fish sauce. Or, if you want to make the dressing pronto, swap in soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos for the fish sauce, if that is what you have on hand. Just insert it as the very last component in the dressing, and add it to flavor.
Close up of Platter of Rice Noodles and Tofu

Allow me know if you give this dressing a test. Even greater, enable me know what you use it on! 
If you are seeking for additional salad inspiration, this is where by you can browse all the salad recipes. I am likely to use this dressing on this this preferred heirloom apple salad this Slide. Or on this Grilled Wedge Salad as we wind down grilling year.

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