Indonesian Pork Roast with Peanut Sauce

"This is absolutely a wonderful, lazy Sunday afternoon recipe. The peanut sauce is to die for, you could use it for satays, etc. I order the shoulder roast from my butcher when we need (crave) this meal. Prep time does not include marinading time."
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  • In a large bowl, stir together hot broth, sugar, soy sauce and rice wine or sherry.
  • Stir till dissolved.
  • Add pork and turn to coat (or put pork in a heavy-duty, plastic, food-grade bag and add marinade).
  • Cover and refrigerate until the next day, turning several times.
  • Lift meat from marinade and drain briefly, barbecue on a rack by indirect/medium-hot heat in a gas grill, or over a drip pan, indirect heat on a charcoal grill.
  • Grill until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 170° (2-2 1/2 hours).
  • To serve, let meat stand for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Peanut Sauce.
  • Cut meat across the grain into thin slanting slices.
  • Serve with sauce.
  • Peanut Sauce: In a 2 Qt pan, combine water, peanut butter and garlic.
  • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until mixture boils and thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar, lemon juice, soy sauce and crushed red pepper.
  • Serve hot.
  • If made ahead, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • To reheat, stir over low heat until hot, adding more water, if needed, to restore to original consistency.

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  1. I tried this today and the family loved it. The peanut sauce is a real winner. I was looking for a light peanut sauce that does not use coconut milk and this is just perfect. The meat was a bit burnt on the outside. I might wrap it in foil in future before leaving it in BBQ. But overall an excellent recipe. Thank you for sharing this.
  2. first of all, I'm a sucker for anything with a peanut sauce and this one if fabulous. It was perfect in terms of tart/sweet/savoury. The roast was tender and juicy and the time was right on the mark. Wonderful summer grill recipe. Thank you, Judy.



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