Okay, I never thought I'd become a real estate broker who posts recipes to her blog. Oh well, what else are you going to do during a Coronavirus Stay at Home order? Besides, I get asked for this recipe a lot, so two birds, one stone.
What I like about this sauce is that it's quick and doesn't require any cooking. And it's yummy!
In a blender, combine:
1 cup canned coconut milk. I like to include all the coconut cream at the top and complete the 1 cup with the liquid milk.
2 Tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed if possible
1 Tablespoon Tamari, soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
2 teaspoons fish sauce
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2-inch (or more) fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup peanut butter (I like chunky)
1 Tablespoon honey
Siracha - as much as you can stand
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
Blend until Smooth. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before serving.
This sauce can be used in a lot of recipes:
Pour it on steamed broccoli and top with toasted sesame seeds.
Drizzle over barbecued pork tenderloin.
Saute some veggies, serve on rice, and top with Coconut-Peanut Sauce.
Any Asian noodle
Or my favorite, Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl. Recipe follows.
Udon Buddha Bowl with Coconut-Peanut Sauce
Cook fresh Udon noodles according to the instructions. Drain. I usually use a half package for 4 people and freeze the other half.
Combine in large bowl any combination of the following according to your own personal taste buds:
1/2 large head Napa cabbage, chopped
1 or 2 sweet potatoes, roasted and chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup fresh snow peas
1 can chopped water chestnuts, drained and rinsed
Sauteed baby bok choy
Cooked chicken or roasted tofu or tempeh
Combine whichever ingredients you like from the above list, add the Udon noodles and stir in the Coconut-Peanut sauce. Don't drench the noodles. You will likely have some sauce left over.
Top with your choice of: Chopped cilantro, chopped fresh mint, roasted peanuts, or lime wedges.
Don't dilly-dally on serving this dish as the sauce can make the noodles break down.