|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||45%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|Total Sugars 12g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This spicy Dutch-Indonesian peanut sauce has become part and parcel of the modern Dutch kitchen. In fact, in the Netherlands today, satay sauce is not only enjoyed with Indonesian classics such as the eponymous skewered meat dish or gado-gado, but also with Dutch-style fries and barbecued meats. This satay sauce can be prepared well in advance and keeps well for several days when chilled.
"Talk about a flavor bomb! I love a good sauce that can take your taste buds on a journey. It makes punching up something like ramen noodles, chicken, or tofu super simple and tastes super complex. Freeze the sauce in an ice cube tray and have it at the ready." —Renae Wilson
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup candlenuts, ground finely in a food processor
1/4-inch fresh ginger, finely grated
1 clove garlic, finely grated
1 stalk lemongrass
3 tablespoons kecap manis, or soy sauce
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon sambal, or chili paste
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Fry onion in oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Once onion has softened and browned slightly, add peanut butter, ground candlenuts, ginger, and garlic.
Bruise lemongrass by laying it on a cutting board and hitting it a few times with the bottom of a handle of a knife or the blunt side of the knife.
Add kecap manis, coconut milk, lemongrass, and the lime leaves, then bring to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Add sambal and taste for seasoning. If you prefer a spicier sauce, add more sambal, or more kecap manis if you prefer it saltier.
If sauce has thickened too much at this point, add some warm water. Discard lemongrass and lime leaves, then give sauce a quick whisk before serving.
- If you can’t find kecap manis (available at most stores selling South East Asian ingredients), simply use regular soy sauce and a teaspoon of sugar.
- Use regular roasted peanuts or macadamia nuts if you can't find candlenuts.
- If you can’t find makrut lime leaves, substitute with lime peel.