Balsamic-Coconut Milk Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Chef Rob Pronk at Hopkins Hotel in Belize as printed in the cookbook 'Flavors of Belize'. Please use a good quality aged balsamic. I tested this sauce over steamed summer vegetables: zucchini, cauliflower and broccoli; leftover brown rice. Unusual yet delicious combination of flavors. Recipe introduction in the cookbook recommends the sauce over beef tenderloin or fish.


  1. Place the balsamic vinegar and sugar in a sauce pan. Bring almost to the boil then reduce to low-medium heat. Reduce to half until the vinegar has started to thicken and all the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk and bring almost to the boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

this would be good on pork .it has a nice flavor

Dienia B. July 31, 2013

I tried this over cod and rice. It was okay, but lacked some depth I would have liked (for example, from garlic). I think I would have also preferred a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to coconut milk instead of 1:1. I think it was a good basalmic vinegar; however, perhaps it was just a supermarket ripoff. Zwt9

Debbie R. July 31, 2013

I loved the balsamic vinegar, and thought I want more of that flavor, so maybe a little less of the coconut milk. This was so good with rice and beans, really woke up the flavors. Thanks!

Sharon123 August 07, 2013