Friday, December 11, 2015

Indonesian Spicy Peanut Sauce (Cheating Recipe!)

There are many foods in Indonesia that requires peanut sauce as their dressing. This cheating sauce fits for Siomay, Batagor, Pecel, Satay, and Gado-gado.

Indonesian Spicy Peanut Sauce Cheating Recipe ||
On the day when I made batagor, I was too lazy to roast, peel, and grind the peanut. In addition, my blender was also broke, and it cannot process the peanut mixture so I should use the traditional mortar to crush them. Looking for alternatives, I was then thinking about the peanut butter. So is it possible? I found this recipe that allows me to use peanut butter as based for Satay peanut sauce. So it should be working on Siomay and Batagor too! For you who are currently not in Indonesia, I also listed the substitute for some ingredients that may do the trick. :)

Indonesian Spicy Peanut Sauce (Cheating Recipe)
Yield: 2 cup sauce

  • 5 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tbsp gula jawa, crushed, OR 3 tbsp palm sugar
  • 5 shallots, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp Kecap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), see the recipe here
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 chili pepper, minced, OR 1 tbsp chili flakes

Preparation time: 10 m
Total time: 20 m

  1. Sautee shallots, garlic, and chili until garlic turn gold, set aside
  2. Dillute peanut butter in water in saucepan, add gula jawa, then cook on low heat. Stir constantly until the sugar is melted
  3. Add sauteed mixture, kecap manis, and salt. Stir constantly until it boils.

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