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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Peanut Drizzle

There is nothing fancy or secret about this. It is just a damn good, quick and dirty peanut sauce to drizzle all over everything. I have another peanut sauce on this blog. Whereas the other best ever peanut sauce is more of an actual sauce to have in a stirfry or something - this is almost a dressing, albeit a very thick peanutty dressing. I drizzle this on top of shrimp, fish, satays, and the occasional cold noodle salad. It takes 4 minutes to make (really) and doesn't require anything too out of the ordinary.

ingredients:
1 tsp oil
1 inch of fresh ginger, grated
1 clove of garlic, grated/minced
3 tbsp peanut butter - I go chunky all the way
3 tsp soy sauce
3-4 shakes of fish sauce
3-4 shakes of hot sauce
1/8 cup of water

other things you will need:
something to dice/grate with
a pot
a spoon

  1. Over medium high, heat your oil. Add your garlic and ginger and cook for a minute - don't allow it to brown.
  2. After it has cooked for a minute or so, add your peanut butter. I said 3 tbsp but really you can eyeball it - just a big ol' whack of pb. Stir.
  3. Add your soy sauce, fish sauce, and hot sauce and stir until it's all combined. You'll notice that your peanut butter-mix is a darker and kind of glossier brown than the peanut butter. This is good!
  4. Add your water and stir - the sauce will thin and lighten. Add more water if necessary to achieve desired consistency - the longer you cook this the thicker it will get. If you need to thin it just add a dash more water. You can keep this in your fridge for up to a week although you will need to heat it to get it liquid-y again.
  5. Drizzle all over things!

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