Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is a great way to put together a meal very quickly. The photo above shows our simple dinner last night - panfried frozen Chinese cabbage dumplings on top of lightly steamed broccoli, cauliflower, edamame and collard greens. The entire meal took about 20 minutes to make.

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Makes 2/3 cup (about 6 servings)

1/3 c. creamy unsalted peanut butter
Juice of 1 lime (about 2 Tbsp.)
2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. agave nectar
1/4 c. minced fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. sambal oelek
3 Tbps. water (or amount needed to make a creamy sauce)

In a small bowl whisk peanut butter with lime juice. Add remaining ingredients, whisking in each addition until smooth.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 109 Calories; 7g Fat (61.4% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 198mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.

Here's our CSA produce for the week - check out the tiny watermelon perfect to fit in a CSA box without crushing all the other veggies. I need to roast those chiles - I'll take photos and show you my technique next week.
If you're in Albuquerque and are interested in the beautiful produce from Farmer Monte at Los Poblanos Organics but are not ready for the commitment of joining our CSA, you're in luck. Starting this Monday, August 31st, you can go to Page One Bookstore on Montgomery from noon to 6 pm every Monday and pack your own box full of whatever veggies and fruits you want. While you're at it pick up some of the wonderful buttery organic Valencia peanut butter they sell from Portales, NM to make the spicy peanut sauce.


Jennifer said...

Perfect timing - I've been looking for a great peanut sauce recipe.

Nanette said...

Jennifer, I like peanut sauce so much that I often use it to eat things I'm less fond of - like broccoli. :)

Tessa-Farmington UT said...

Hi, I don't know what sambal oelek is??

Nanette said...

Tessa, sambal oelek is a spicy chili paste in vinegar - you can substitute your favorite hot sauce instead in the peanut sauce.

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