Monday, February 18, 2008

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Hello friends old and new!

Thanks Cindy for inviting me to the blog! Here is one of my favorite recipes. This is a fantastic Thai peanut sauce- good for noodles and vegetables- and I bet there are other things you could use it on. I always make a double batch and use it in different ways over several days. This is an easy one to adapt- more spicy, less spicy, more sweet, less sweet- depending on how much brown sugar or red pepper you put in.

3 T chunky peanut butter
3 T milk or water
1/4 cup soy sauce
2-3 T brown sugar
1 clove garlic
2 t crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1 t lemon juice
1 bay leaf

Stir together peanut butter and milk or water to make a paste. Mix everything else in and let stand several hours to blend flavors. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Serve over hot pasta and steamed or stir fried vegetables. I basically just go to the store and pick out fresh vegetables that will be an appealing mix of colors, that I like, and that look good. This recipe is fun because you can change it in all sorts of ways. I have put chicken in this- but I don't really like it- you might! :)



Cindy said...

Kristi used to make this for me all the time when we were roomates and it's awesome! Thanks for publishing the recipe! I think I'll make it tonight!

Kristi said...

I don't know how to edit posts after they are up but see I made a big obvious typo. Dur. Any way to fix it??

I'm glad you're going to make it! Let me know how it turns out Cindy!

Lena said...

Kristi, you can fix the typo ...

Just log on to the blog and when the list of blogs screen comes up click on edit posts for Cooking Kama Sutras.

Then you can edit your post and re-post it.