Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thai Peanut Sauce

I can’t tell you how much I love, love, love Peanut Sauce.   It’s a Thai staple that goes great with everything from Chicken or Beef Satay to just plain white rice.  It’s also quite simple to make at home, though you might have to hit a specialty Indian or Asian market to get all your ingredients.   It’s worth the trip, though, as this homemade version is the best I have ever tasted, and will blow away any pre-made, store-bought Peanut sauce you might find. 

Peanut Sauce

1 Tablespoon Tamarind Concentrate
3 Tablespoons Sugar
3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Mild Red Curry Paste
¾ Cup Coconut Milk

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until a thin, creamy consistency is achieved.  Taste the sauce; resist the urge to eat it with a spoon! 

Serve with spicy Asian dishes like Chicken or Beef Satay, Grilled Fish, or just spoon over white rice.