Satay Peanut Sauce
Submitted by dave on Sun, 2006-03-26 15:36.
Anyone that has ever ordered satay at a Thai restaurant is familiar with this tasty peanut sauce. While it certainly goes well with the traditional chicken, beef or pork satay, you can also use it to make a rather tasty stirfry by adding it to your wok for about the last 45 seconds of cooking.
About 3 cups
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 Thai chiles, finely chopped (fresh if you have them, but dried work almost as well)
- 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
Heat the oil in a medium sized pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and fry till golden brown.
Add the rest of the ingredients stirring till the peanut butter is throughly mixed in. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
Adapted from Delightful Thai Cooking by Eng Tie Ang