I use this sauce when I do not have a lot of time to prepare dinner and want to indulge myself and guests just a bit. The recipe is from my friend Cindy, a gourmand in the kitchen who is great with devising simple and delicious dishes. This one you can make in a few minutes with a food processor. The ingredients should be available at your local supermarket. If you have an Asian grocery store near you maybe stock up on some of the ingredients there as I have found they offer more variety and can be a little cheaper.
Thai Style Peanut Sauce with Maple
- 4 Tbsp Coombs Maple Sugar
- 5 Tbsp natural peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp hot water
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp minced fresh garlic
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger root
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Preparation: Put all ingredients in food processor; mix until blended and smooth.
Suggested uses: Toss with Asian style noodles and/or stir fried veggies or use as a dipping sauce for chicken, beef or veggies. Enjoy!
Photo by Jon Levitt.