This Indonesian-Style Peanut Sauce, a staple of Southeast Asian cuisine, is inspired by the recipe of Tokusen's co-founder's Indonesian mother. It is the perfect sauce for Gado-Gado, the Indonesian salad showcased in the photo above, satay skewers, spring rolls and dumplings.
|Portion||1 1/2 cup|
|Preparation Time||10 minutes|
|Cooking Time||15 minutes|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
|1 teaspoon||grated ginger|
|1 teaspoon||vegetable oil of your choice|
|1 3/4 cup||water*|
|1 cup||natural peanut butter of your choice, without additives|
|2 tablespoons||Kecap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)|
|2 tablespoons||thick soy sauce - Tamari|
|1 tablespoon||Sambal Oelek|
|1 tablespoon||sugar of your choice|
|1 teaspoon||lime juice or tamarind paste|
*Substitute: use coconut milk instead of water
- Chop the garlic and shallot, and grate the ginger.
- Heat a saucepan over medium heat, add the oil and sauté the ginger, garlic and shallot. When the ingredients begin to caramelize, deglaze with water*.
- Bring the liquid to a boil and add the peanut butter. Stir until a smooth, creamy consistency is obtained. If the oil separates from the mixture, add water and stir. Reduce heat to medium-low.
- Add Kecap Manis, the thick soy sauce, Sambal Oelek, sugar and lime juice or tamarind paste and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and let cool before serving.
- Selamat makan!