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Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauces are common accompaniments to Thai and Indonesian dishes. Use this as a dipping sauce for chicken and beef satay. Sambal is available at Asian markets.

  • yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sambal (Indonesian chile paste)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Coconut milk, or water, to thin
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a blender or food processor, combine peanut butter, oil, soy sauce, garlic, sambal, and sugar until smooth. Add lemon juice to taste.

  2. Step 2

    With machine running, add coconut milk or water until sauce reaches desired consistency. Garnish with scallion slices. Serve.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1992

Reviews (1)

  • 29 May, 2008

    My sister's version

    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1 Tbs brown sugar
    1 Tbs soy sauce
    1 Tbs lemon juice (or lime)
    1 clove garlic
    1 Tbs ginger (fresh) or 1 tsp ginger (ground)
    2 tsp lemon basil (or any kind of fresh basil)
    1/2 cup hot water

    Stick it all in a Cuis and blend.