Honestly if you havent at this point in your life tried to use Coconut Milk in a savory (not sweet) meal you are missing out on a wonderful complex flavor.
Many different cultures use the coconut milk in cooking other than deserts. Like India, Thai, Chinese, Hawaiian, Islander, and so on. If you are intimidated by trying a new flavor profile I strongly recommend trying a Thai restaurant ASAP. Go for any of their curries and 99% of the time it will have coconut milk in it.
Last night I made a Coconut Mango Chicken Curry with rice and scallions and water chestnuts. It is one of my families favorite new meals and something we have once a month at least. Try using coconut milk and I promise you will see smiles on the faces of the people eating your food every time.