Malaysian Satay Sauce



Ingredients: (Malaysian Satay Sauce)

250 ml roasted peanuts
125 ml coconut milk
150 ml water
30 ml tamarind juice
160 ml peanut oil
4 tablespoons palm sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Spice paste
10 dried chilies (soak in hot water for 15 minutes until soft, then remove seeds)
3 garlic cloves
3 red shallots
2 candlenuts (or macadamia nuts)
3 stalks lemongrass
1/2 inch galangal
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1 tablespoon coriander seed
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed

Directions: (Malaysian Satay Sauce)

  1. Soak tamarind pulp in warm/hot water for 20 minutes (1/2 tbsp tamarind pulp to 60 ml water). Squeeze pulp, strain juice and discard pulp.
    Grind peanut using a blender until fine texture. Set aside.
    Dry fry coriander, cumin & fennel seeds for about 1-2 minutes and grind using a spice mill. Blend other spice paste ingredients until a smooth paste. Mix all together.
    Heat oil and fry paste for 1-2 mins until fragrant.
    Add tamarind juice and let boiled. Add coconut milk and water. Stir slowly to mix the ingredients.
    Add sugar, salt and peanuts, keep stirring to prevent peanuts from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Adjust tamarind juice, sugar and salt to desired taste.
    Simmer for 15-20 minutes, keep stirring until a layer of oil forms on top of the sauce.

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