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Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

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  • 1 can unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbls. red curry paste (adjust amount to your taste preferences)
  • 3/4 C. peanut butter, chunky or smooth (I love chunky!)
  • 1/4 C. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbls. fish sauce (or substitute soy sauce, if vegan)
  • 1 Lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. When you open the can of coconut milk, there may be a layer of cream on the top. Scoop this cream out and put in saucepan. Heat on medium until it melts, then add curry paste, stirring, and cook for another minute or two until well combined and heated through.  (If no cream, just add entire can to pan and continue with recipe)
  2. Add remaining coconut milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, fish sauce (or vegan alternative) and lime juice. Mix well and continue to simmer until thickened a bit, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let sauce cool. Refrigerate leftover sauce.

Notes

Start with 1 tablespoon of curry paste and add more if you prefer it on the spicy side, or add a little less if you’re spice shy. Curry pastes are all a bit different. I use 2 tablespoons and it’s just the way I like it. Don’t worry if you only add a teaspoon, then when all the other ingredients are added you think you want it a bit spicier, just add some more and cook until it’s combined and heated, it’ll be fine.

Store sauce in refrigerator. If it’s a little too thick for you after its been refrigerated, just add a little water to thin it out.