Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Peanut Sauce (for Satay)

Spice Paste:
½ cup chopped shallots or red onions
1 Tbs, grated lemon grass
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp. grated galangal (Thai ginger)
1 tsp. Thai chilli powder

    1/3 cup oil

    2 Tbs. concentrated cooking tamarind 
    ½ cup water
    2 cups dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
    2/3 cups light brown sugar (for a more authentic taste use Palm Sugar [Gula Melaka/Java] )
    1 tsp. salt


    1.  Blend all the ingredients for spice paste in a food processor into a smooth
    2.  Heat the oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat.
    3.  Add in spice paste and cook over medium heat until fragrant.
    4.  Add in tamarind, water, peanuts and sugar.  Bring to a boil.
    5.  Simmer until the sauce thickens.  Taste and adjust seasonings according to taste.
         Serve warm or at room temperature.
      You can use  cups freshly ground crunchy peanut butter (usually available in Health Food or Gourmet Food Stores instead of peanuts).  If you do not have any tamarind on hand you can substitute with some lime juice.


      1. I have been all over looking for this recipe, thank you so much. I can't wait to make my very own homemade peanut sauce instead of always buying it at the store. Which isn't bad but it sure isn't the real thing.

      2. Let me know how your peanut sauce turn out and I warmly welcome you to be a follower of 'The Glutton Square'.