I make no claim of this being authentic, as I just went on instinct. But it is fast and I tend to always have everything on hand. It's good on grilled meat, and if thinned with some water and/or oil can be basted on skewers of chicken or beef on the bbq. Keep it thick, add a good few handfuls of chopped, roasted peanuts and use it to fill rice balls for a S-E Asian feast. I often dollop this sauce on a bowl of hot white rice and lightly steamed broccoli--a great way to eat your greens!