07 August 2011

if you like piña coladas...

Okay, this isn't actually anything to do with piña coladas, but piña colada sort of rhymed with peanut butter, so...  Hey, it's a Sunday night, so throw a girl a bone here.  Anyhoo... a couple of weeks ago we had friends and their families over for lunch, potluck.  There are two things which rule about potluck meals - you don't have to cook everything, and there is a variety of dishes to sample.  Oh, and a good portion of the dishes go home with those who brought them.  So three things.  Sweet.  This recipe is for a satay sauce.  Ooooh, I hear you (sarcastically) coo.  Seriously, before you roll your eyes and declare there's nothing special about satay, it's just a peanut sauce, try this one.  Get some chicken kebabs (that's what we had), or slap a layer onto a tasty homemade burger, then sink your teeth into a taste sensation.  Over the top?  No.  This sauce, from Mel Instone, is sublime.  It's got a nice twist, from the chilli and fish sauce.  I'm just trying to thing of more ways to slip it into our evening fare.  Maybe on pizza bases?  Or just on a spoon.  Yum.  So good.  Hungry.  Going to make some more.  Bye!! 

1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups coconut cream/milk
1/2 cup sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 onion, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
a little oil
  1. Fry onion and garlic in oil. 
  2. Add all other ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. 
  3. Eat and enjoy!! 

1 comment:

  1. Peanut sauce is truly one of my favourite things, so my "ooh" was definitely non-sarcastic :)