Peanut sauce is a classic accompaniment to satay—grilled kabobs of meat or poultry that are popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. This sauce is delicious paired with our Chicken Satay, Grilled Lemongrass Skewers or Rice Paper Rolls.
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 green onion, including tender green portion,
- 1 piece lemongrass stalk, 3 inches long, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 Tbs. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. curry powder
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. chili paste, or to taste
Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth, thinning with water if necessary. Pour into a bowl and stir in the chili paste.
Use the sauce immediately, or cover and let stand at room temperature for up to 6 hours or refrigerate overnight. Thin with water if necessary before using. Makes about 1 cup.