Recipe by Mary
"Gingery and slightly spicy, this is my family's favorite peanut sauce."
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minced fresh ginger root
jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 1/4 cups
tamari or soy sauce
fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
fresh basil leaves for garnish
My husband and I used to live in Indonesia and loved the peanut sauce there. This recipe is the most authentic one I've found. I used natural peanut butter and it was delicious. I substituted regular soy sauce for the tamari and left out the basil. It was very easy to make and delicious reheated. I will make this on a regular basis.
Very Bland, and the peanut butter was overpowering.
This is the best sauce. I used a 1/2 tsp powdered ginger and regular soy sauce because I did not have fresh ginger or tamari sauce. I also used only a 1/4 of a pepper to reduce the heat for my kids. If it seems too spicy after that just add a little more honey! I also but mine in the blender after it was all combined so that it was completly smooth and then finished heating. My family wanted more, we will be having it again very soon. Tastes like the restaurant. VEy good over chicken, rice and veggies.
This is a great recipe. I used 1 can of coconut milk instead of the water and Hunan Red Chili sauce instead of the jalapeno. It was delicious. Better than any Thai restaurant I have eaten at. Thanks for the great recipe.
I added 1.5 tablespoons of vinegar, and it was great. I like to use it for a dipping sauce, and for a noodle sauce.
Very good as a base for my thai chicken pizza. I did alter the recipe with other user's recommendations. First, instead of the water, I substituted a can of coconut milk. Second, I added a few tablespoons of rice vinegar. By necessity, I used cayenne pepper instead of jalapeno and omitted the basil (out of season). Fourth, by choice, I upped the amount of fresh garlic and ginger (would definitely recommend this alteration). I would note that this sauce only improves with time - after a week of sitting in the fridge, the sauce reheated perfectly and the taste was more well-rounded. Would recommend.
No vinegar in this peanut sauce; I don't mind it either way, but some people prefer with or without. Reduces the bite. Still quite a good peanut sauce. I replaced the jalenpeno with chili oil without a problem. This recipe requires cooking the peanut sauce somewhat, which makes it slower than some cooking-free peanut sauces, but it's still quite rapid.
I LOVE peanut sauce and have tried many of them. This is one of my favorites. The basil adds a great thai flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Peanut Sauce II
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 208
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