Dutch West Indian Peanut Sauce

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 235


1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sambal ulek or other chile paste or sauce
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup Tamarind Water (see recipe under "Ground Meat, Burgers and Sausages")
2 tablespoons soy sauce, sweet (ketjap manis), or 1 tablespoon each regular soy sauce and molasses, or more to taste
2 tablespoons white vinegar, distilled, or more to taste
3/4 to 1 cups water


1. Combine the onion, garlic, and sambal ulek in a mortar and pound to a smooth paste with the pestle or process in a blender or mini chopper. Transfer the mixture to a nonreactive heavy saucepan and stir in the peanut butter, Tamarind Water, 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and 3/4 cup water.

2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until dark and well flavored, about 5 minutes, adding water as necessary to obtain a thick but pourable sauce. Remove from the heat and taste for seasoning, adding sweet soy sauce or vinegar as necessary the sauce should be highly seasoned.

3. Serve warm or at room temperature. The sauce will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.

Makes about 2 cups

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 235
Calories from Fat: 168

This Dutch West Indian Peanut Sauce recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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