This beautiful rich Asian style Satay sauce can be served as a dipping for spring rolls, as a dressing served over Asian salads or even as a dipping for oven baked fries. Although peanuts are high in fat content (in their defence, it is mono saturated fat), peanuts and peanut butter can be a healthy choice when eaten in moderation. Peanuts (actually a legume and not a nut) are an excellent source of plant protein with fine quality amino acids, which makes peanut butter a popular post-workout snack among athletes. Furthermore peanuts are rich in vitamin E, niacin, folate and manganese.
The surprise ingredient in the dipping is lime juice, which is inspired by Jamie Oliver. The freshness and acidity of the lime is really a welcome addition to the traditional recipe.
Serves 4 persons
– 4-5 tablespoons natural peanut butter avoid the kind with palm oil
– Juice of 1 lime
– 1 clove garlic
– 1 tablespoon (sweet) soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
– 1 tablespoon raw agave syrup (or maple syrup)
– Hot sauce / sambal or fresh chili peppers to taste
– 4 tablespoons of water and/or cocunutmilk
Put all the ingredients in the blender and blitz until smooth, or whisk with your hand if you don’t want the blender to get dirty. Have a taste. Adjust the seasoning and add some more water or coconutmilk if needed until the dipping reaches desired consistency.
With love from the Happy Earth Kitchen