Easy Authentic Thai Satay Peanut Sauce
While most Western versions of satay sauce are made with peanut butter, this Thai recipe starts with real peanuts - and you'll taste the difference!Yield: About 1 3/4 cups sauce
|1 cup||fresh dry roasted peanuts, unsalted|
|1 to 2||cloves garlic, minced|
|1/2 teaspoon||dark soy sauce|
|2 teaspoons||sesame oil|
|2 tablespoons||brown sugar|
|1 to 2 tablespoon||fish sauce|
|1/2 teaspoon||tamarind paste, or 1/2 tbsp. lime juice|
|1/2 teaspoon||cayenne pepper, or 1 tsp. thai chili sauce (more or less to taste)|
|1/3 cup||coconut milk|
1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until sauce is smooth. If you prefer a runnier peanut sauce, add a little more water or coconut milk.
2. Do a taste-test, adding more fish sauce (or soy sauce) if not salty enough, or more cayenne if not spicy enough. If too salty, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice. If you'd prefer it sweeter, add a little more sugar.
3. Serve warm or at room temperature with Thai chicken satay, Thai pork satay or vegetarian/vegan Thai satay. ?