Thai Peanut Sauce

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Peanut sauce "anything" is my favorite Thai dish. You can judge a Thai food restaurant on their sauce alone. Unfortunately, they're usually bland and watery. Not this one.

Serves 2 people as a main dish or 4 as a satay. Try over spinach and tofu.


Saute the following in a small amount of peanut oil for a 2-3 minutes:

  • 1T minced lemon grass
  • 1/8c minced onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 kaffir lime leaves, roughed up

Then add and simmer for 5 minutes:

  • 1/2c coconut milk

Then add and mash up until incorporated:

  • 1t red curry paste

Then add the following and stir:

  • 1t fish sauce
  • 3T brown sugar
  • 1/4c soup stock

Then add the following and low simmer until thick and tasty:

  • 1/2c roasted unsalted peanuts, ground finely

When done, remove from heat and add:

  • 2T tamarind concentrate

Remove lime leaf and serve.

Note: This recipe hasn't scaled well for me...