Monday, November 24, 2008

no fuss peanut sauce

this was an impromptu sauce i made tonight with the bare ingredients i have in my pantry. i seemed to have run out of most of my basics, but was still able to pull together a sauce! here goes....

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp water
2 tsp olive oil (don't use extra virgin, the flavor is too strong)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp lime juice

throw everything in food processor or blender, mix until smooth! this makes a thick sauce - i did not want a runny sauce since i was planning to serve it over a tofu stir fry and rice dish. but of course you can change the amounts according to the texture you want it to be at.

here are some optional ingredients i probably would have used if i had them:
minced garlic
red pepper flakes
chopped peanuts (add in the end after processed smooth)
rice wine vinegar (in place of water)
hoisin sauce (i actually have this, but forgot to add it)

3 comments:

Nik said...

mmmmm, this, plus your extras, plus fresh ginger, sounds like mine tawny..delish! i'm making this tonight! i gave my recipe to my friend yesterday and thought i must make it this week, then you post this recipe, i really have to now!

Nik said...

mmmmm, this, plus your extras, plus fresh ginger, sounds like mine tawny..delish! i'm making this tonight! i gave my recipe to my friend yesterday and thought i must make it this week, then you post this recipe, i really have to now!

tawny said...

hahaha, i bet yours tasted ten times better :) all the extras give it much more flavor.