*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                   Satay Kuah Sauce (Spicy Peanut Sauce)
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  each          Stalks lemon gress
    6      each          Shallots -- peeled
    5      each          Garlic cloves -- peeled
    3      tablespoon    Fresh coriander leaves
    1      tablespoon    Hot chilli sauce
    2      teaspoon      Cumin seeds
      1/4  teaspoon      Turmeric
    1      tablespoon    Water
      1/3  cup           Oil
    1      teaspoon      Dried shrimp paste
    2      cup           Coconut milk
    1      tablespoon    Brown sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      Salt
      3/4  cup           Gr rst unsalted sk peanuts
 
 Peel course outer layer from lemon grass, and remove tough tops.
 (Save these for a soup stock if desired).  Chop tender stalks into 1 inch
 lengths.  Place in workbowl of food processor with shallots, garlic,
 coriander, hot chili sauce, cumin seeds and turmeric.  Whirl to a fine
 paste, adding water if needed.  In a large frying pan over medium setting,
 heat oil, add lemon grass paste and dried shrimp paste, stirring and frying
 for about 4 minutes or until mixture emits a wonderously aromatic perfume.
 Stir in about half the coconut milk and continue cooking, stirring almost
 constantly, for 8 minutes.  Stir in remianing coconut milk, sweeten with
 sugar and season with salt.
 
 Blend in peanuts.  Taste at this point to adjust sweetening, salt, and
 hotness.  Thin with more coconut milk or water if desire.
 
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