Thursday, July 15, 2010

Daring Cooks July 2010: Home Made Peanut Butter and Satay Dipping Sauce

The Daring Cooks challenge for July is Nut Butters!! We could choose from any type of nut including peanuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, or macadamias. The instructions were simple - puree the nuts into a paste or butter. Then use the fresh homemade nut butter in a savoury recipe.

I chose top make peanut butter and my savoury recipe is Satay Dipping Sauce. The sauce can be use for dipping grilled tofu, vegetables of your choice, and it tastes particularly delicious with steamed dumplings.

3/4 cup coconut milk
4 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1-2 dried red chilies, chopped

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add soy sauce and lemon juice. Mix well.
  2. Over low heat combine peanut butter, coconut milk, and the soy-lemon mix.
  3. Once peanut butter has melted, remove from heat. 
  4. Cool and serve with your choice of vegetables, grilled tofu, or dumplings.

Post Script: The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by Margie of More Please and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make their own nut butter from scratch, and use the nut butter in a recipe. Their sources include Better with Nut Butter by Cooking Light Magazine, Asian Noodles by Nina Simonds, and Food Network online.

Vegan Recipe

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  1. Woww peanut butter looks prefect and the dipping sauce looks fantabulous..

  2. Ooooh yummy!Your satay dipping sauce is so interesting, I would love to try this with tofu also! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  3. Hey Apu,first time here...u hv an awesome space...with wonderful recipe...lovely homemade butter and sauce...looks wonderful..foloooooowing u>>>>>>>>>>>

  4. Wow, I love peanut satay sauce, but never made at home. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. love the sound of it! I'm definitely going to write it down and try it out :)

  6. Wow Apu that does look delicious it is so rich and spicy and the colour is stunning. Well done on this challenge. Cheers from Audax Sydney Australia.

  7. that looks YUM! well done on your challenge

  8. wow apu peanut butter looks creamy better than store bought :)

  9. homemade dish taste always good.. really yummy and nice pics too

  10. I love satay sauce, yummy!!! thanks for sharing this recipe.

  11. This looks so good we just might have to have a go ourselves.

    Well done!
    Stay JOLLY!


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