Indonesian Peanut Sauce

Elena Duggan

Ingredients:

Sauce

  • 50g Peanut Oil
  • 1 lge Asian shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 250g Unsalted peanuts, ground
  • 25g Shrimp paste
  • 25g Jeeny’s Palm sugar
  • 25g Tamarind paste
  • 25g ABC Kecap manis
  • 2.5g Chili powder/ or 10g Indonesian sambal oelek
  • 150g Water
  • 150g TCC Coconut milk

Chicken

  • 50g ABC Kecap manis
  • 25g Peanut oil
  • 5g Turmeric powder
  • 500g Chicken thigh fillets
  • Skewers – soaked in water for at least 1hour ahead of cooking time

To Serve:

  • Crushed peanuts
  • Lime wedges
  • Spring onions, finely sliced on an angle
  • Optional- red onion and cucumber wedges

Method:

Sauce:

  1. Heat oil, fry shallot and garlic until soft and fragrant.
  2. Add peanuts and sugar until starting to colour.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook gently for up to 20minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, food process when sufficiently cool enough, and serve.
  5. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

Chicken:

  1. Cut the chicken into 1.5cm cubes before threading onto soaked skewers about 15cm consistency in length.
  2. Combine the peanut oil and kecap manis and brush thoroughly over the chicken skewers.
  3. Cook the chicken skewers over a high heat on a griddle pan or outdoor barbecue, turning regularly until evenly cooked and well caramelised, some char is good.
  4. Serve on a platter with peanuts, spring onions, lime and optional toppings with a generous portion of the peanut sauce.

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