Exquisite Satay Sauce

Turn steamed vegies and rice into gourmet food. This sauce is also fabulous on vegie burgers, with fried tofu, noodles or roasted vegies. A word of warning; it is an excess of salt, sugar and fat that helps to make this satay so addictive!

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Exquisite Satay Sauce
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Finely chop the onion, cook over medium heat with a tablespoon of peanut oil, stirring often.
  2. When the onion is soft add the garlic, ginger and coriander stems and roots.
  3. Add the chilies, salt and a few drops of sesame oil.
  4. Next add the curry powder, cumin, ground coriander, lemongrass and pepper. Stir through until the spicy aromas are obvious.
  5. Add the lemon juice, cider vinegar, palm sugar, fruit chutney, tomato paste and soy sauce with a cup of water. Stir it through and add a cupful of peanut butter; the type you get in the health food shop is the best. Stir over medium heat, adding more water if it becomes too thick. The sauce looks a bit awful as you add more water, but don’t panic, just stir it through and watch your colour return.
  6. When the sauce becomes hot, reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes. Beware; at this point it can spit very hot bubbles of sauce at you! If the sauce is too hot just remove from heat or add a bit more cold water.
  7. Allow it to cool for at least five minutes before taste testing. If it’s too sweet add more lemon juice or chili, too sour add a bit more salt or sugar, too salty add a bit more sugar/vinegar or too hot, add more sugar or lemon juice, until you have balanced the flavours to your idea of perfection.