*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             SPICY PEANUT SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2                    Shallots -- minced
    2                    Garlic cloves -- minced
    1                    Stalk fresh lemon grass
                         - finely chopped
    1       tb           Red curry paste -- -ÿÿ
    1       t            -Cayenne
      1/4   c            Crunchy peanut butter
    1       tb           Palm sugar or brown sugar
    1       tb           Fish sauce (nam pla)
    1       c            Thin coconut milk
                         -(prepared from
    1       cn           -Unsweetened coconut milk)
 
   Use this spicy peanut sauce with all types of Thai-flavored noodles or
   grilled meats.
   
   IN A SAUCEPAN, saute shallots, garlic and lemon grass until soft. Add red
   curry paste and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add peanut butter, palm
   sugar, fish sauce and coconut milk. Cook over medium heat until thick
   (about 15 minutes). Add water if it is too thick. Pour into a shallow bowl.
   
   TO PREPARE THIN COLONUT MILK: Pour 1 can unsweetened coconut milk into a
   tall glass. Allow to sit for at least 1 hour so the thick cream rises to
   the top. Skim off top (cream) and set aside. The rest is thin coconut milk.
   Makes 1 1/2 Cups
  
 
 
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