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    The Best Indonesian Peanut Sauce

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    Total Time:

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    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    Quistis145's Note:

    This recipe comes from the vegetarian times and is actually a vegan recipe, though I am not either of those things :-). I made this because I just LOVE peanut sauces and this is the best one I have had, not to mention how simple it was to make! I used reduced fat peanut butter and it didn't seem to affect the recipe at all. It will keep up to a week or so in the fridge and personally, I like to either toss it with noodles and chicken or serve it with chicken chunks over brown rice. I don't like things spicy and this was perfect. I also saute the chicken chunks in 1 tsp sesame oil just to enhance the flavor. It makes quite a bit of sauce, I would say it serves 6! Enjoy!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat Oil in saucepan over medium-low heat.
    2. 2
      Saute shallot in oil 2 minutes, or until beginning to soften.
    3. 3
      Add garlic and red pepper flakes, and saute 1 minute (until fragrant).
    4. 4
      Whisk in peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water until smooth and bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Simmer about 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      stir in lime juice.
    7. 7
      This can be served hot or at room temperature.
    8. 8
      Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 10, 2009

      45

      This is peanut sauce the way I like it. It is tasty without being too hot and spicy. I found it was getting too thick when simmering so did not simmer the full five minutes. I used it mixed in noodles with some grilled chicken thrown in. Thanks for posting, will make again.

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    • on September 29, 2009

      55

      I adore peanut sauce, and this is an excellent one, creamy with a touch of spice, the peanut butter not too evident. I loved the flavours of lime coming through, I could have (and did sneak some) eaten all this with a spoon, all by myself! :) Bowing to civilisation, though, I sauteed some tofu cubes in sesame oil and a little chilli-garlic paste, I added some frozen peas to the simmering peanut sauce, and served the whole lot over chinese egg noodles. Oh man, sooo good! Made for PAC Fall 2009, thank you, Quistis!

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    • on November 12, 2010

      55

      Yum!I made a stir fry with squash, mushrooms, celery, carrots, and green onions and served with whole wheat spaghetti. Delicious sauce. I did use chunky peanut butter with no problem. Thanks! Made for the Asian tag game-Nov. 2010.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best Indonesian Peanut Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (52 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 151.3
     
    Calories from Fat 111
    73%
    Total Fat 12.3 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 200.2 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.9 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 3.5 g
    14%
    Protein 5.7 g
    11%

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