Stay-at-Home Coconut-Peanut Sauce
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.
- Chicken Satay
- 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
- Steamed broccoli
- Steamed asparagus
- Fresh arugula
- 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.
Respectfully blogged by:
SHEILA LIERMANN | SUN VALLEY REAL ESTATE BROKER