This is an excellent “anything goes” recipe. Credit goes to my brother’s ex-girlfriend who got me addicted to it. Pour this over anything you want: Potatoes, rice, other grains, pasta, veggies, fish, chicken, red meat, you name it. It’s become a staple in our house. After you try it I’m pretty sure it will become a staple in yours too.
Best Ever Thai Peanut Sauce
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1-3 fresh red chilis (or up to 1 tsp chili flakes) depending on how hot you like things. Add a little to start with and keep tasting. (also optional)
1 tsp red curry paste (available in most grocery stores/Asian Food stores)
1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (or more to taste)
2 Tbsp Thai fish sauce (my non-vegetarian allowance)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1-2 Tbsp lemongrass stalks, chopped (optional)
When preparing your dinner, make this about five minutes before everything is done as it is a very quick recipe.
Fry onion and garlic over medium heat until softened. Add the curry paste and chilis and stir it well. Then add coconut milk and peanut butter. Once combined, add the fish sauce and brown sugar, Kaffir lime leaf or lime juice and lemongrass.
Keep tasting it as you go. Don’t add too much chili to start with as that might ruin it. Just add a bit and keep tasting.
This week I am taking part in Vanderbilt Wife’s Family Recipe Fridays, Food Renegade’s Fight Back Fridays, Mom Trend’s Friday Feasts, Anne Kroeker’s Food On Fridays and Designs by Gollum’s Foodie Friday