Chefshell's Peanutty Dipping Sauce

posted by Chefshell 06-08-99 11:33 AM

Chefshell's Peanutty Dipping Sauce
Category: Appetizers/Sauces

1 cup crunchy natural style peanut butter
1 1/4 cup water (may need more or less)
1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine
3 shallots, minced fine
3 cloves garlic, minced fine
1 tbsp. lemon juice or 1 tsp. tamarind paste
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. brown sugar or palm sugar
3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt to taste

Heat a bit of oil in a medium saucepan. Fry garlic, shallots, and salt for less than a minute until fragrant.

Add soy sauce sherry or wine, sugar, and cayenne and fry about 30 seconds. Add peanut butter and water and bring to a boil. Simmer about 10 minutes, stirring, until thickened. If sauce becomes too thick, add a little more water and sherry or wine to loosen.

Stir in tamarind liquid or lemon juice and adjust seasonings with salt, soy sauce, water, sherry until desired texture and taste.

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