How to cook with Coco Aminos - Fruity Coco
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How to cook with Coco Aminos

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What is coconut aminos?

This condiment is made of the sap that comes from coconut flower blossoms.

The sap is fermented and blended with sea salt to create a seasoning sauce.

Coconut aminos is used as a healthier alternative to soy sauce. Coconut aminos has 70% less sodium than regular soy sauce. It can be used as a soy sauce substitute in classic Asian dishes like stir-fry and fried rice.

With a sweet yet salty flavor, Coconut aminos can be easily used as a marinade, dressing or even with sushi. Coconut aminos although naturally sweet, has low glycemic index. It is also high in minerals, vitamins and amino acids.

 

CHICKEN STIR-FRY WITH COCONUT AMINOS SAUCE

 

Ingredients:
(Serves 2 hungry people)

  • 1 T. virgin coconut oil
  • 2 chicken breast fillets, cut in even-size chunks (always use the best-quality meat you can get your hands on!)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 carrot, halved and sliced
  • 1 daikon radish, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup snap peas, cut in half
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped

 

Sauce:

  • 2 T. nut butter (cashew or almond butter)
  • 2 tsp. coconut aminos
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 inch ginger, finely grated
  • salt to taste
  • splash of water to help thin the sauce to your desired consistency

 

Preparation:

  • Combine all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and mix well until smooth. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. In a wok or deep pan, add the coconut oil and cook the chicken. Take the chicken out of the pan and set aside.
  • Stir-fry the vegetables, starting with the onions and carrots, slowly adding in all the other vegetables. Keep stirring and moving the vegetables around as they cook.
  • Add the chicken to the wok with the vegetables and toss together.
  • Pour over the sauce, stirring to coat all the chicken and vegetables. Drizzle in some fresh cilantro.
  • Plate, garnish with cilantro, and serve.

 

Happy cooking! 😀

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