This classic peanut sauce is simple to make, delicious and can be prepared within 15 minutes with most ingredients from your pantry!
1 tablespoon of cooking oil (coconut goes well)
1 peeled, sliced brown onion
1 teaspoon of minced ginger
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
1 long red chilli, sliced (measure to your taste)
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
Half a cup of unsalted peanuts, crushed with 1 teaspoon of sugar (or use 3T peanut butter, short cut and delish)
2 or 3 ozs to taste of coconut milk/cream
1/2 cup water
Salt and pepper
Sauté the onion in the oil until translucent. Add the ginger, garlic, peanuts and chilli, sauté until fragrant. Add the soy sauce, coconut milk and water, simmer for 10 minutes on a low heat until reduced and thick. Season well.
At this stage you can one of three things:
- Add browned meats (chicken or beef) at this stage and heat through then serve.
- Serve the sauce as a gravy along side your preferred meats, stir fried vegetables and rice.
- Refrigerate. Use within 5 days.
**Keep the heat low once adding the coconut milk/cream, otherwise the sauce may split. If it does split, simply add a little dissolved cornflour to try to bring it back.**