Once the can of coconut milk is opened, transfer the coconut milk to an airtight container; refrigerate up to a week. Or freeze leftovers in an ice-cube tray until solid, pop cubes into a resealable bag, and freeze up to six months. To use, heat on low until liquefied.
Coconut milk is made from shredded coconut that is simmered in water and then strained to make a creamy liquid. It should not be confused with coconut cream, which has less water, or with sweetened cream of coconut. Reduced-fat coconut milk contains thickeners and other additives; it's best to use small amounts of regular coconut milk instead.
These savory fritters can be made in advance and reheated in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes or in a microwave for 1 minute.
From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).
With okra and shrimp in the freezer, this satisfying meal is just moments away from the dinner table. Serve the shrimp masala with Coconut-Cilantro Chutney, rice, naan (Indian flatbread), jarred mango chutney, lime wedges, and sliced shallots and chiles.