Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Recipe: Homemade Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is a great trick to have in your arsenal for dips and pasta as it uses things that you most likely have in your pantry and takes minutes to put together.

You will need:

~1 cup peanut butter (creamy)
2-3 cups chicken stock
2 heavy pinches red pepper flake
salt, pepper, garlic powder

Begin by placing the peanut butter and 1 and 1/4 cup chicken stock into a saucepan and turning on medium heat.  Allow to warm and begin to stir the two together.  They will initially appear as if they will not mesh, but keep it going and eventually they will smooth out into a sauce.  Add the red pepper flakes, a teaspoon of salt and a 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and garlic powder.  Stir the spices into the mix and allow the sauce to simmer.  You will need to add more chicken stock as it cooks so do so 1/4 cup at a time.  Taste the sauce and add more seasoning as needed.  After simmering for 10-15 minutes remove the sauce from the heat and  serve immediately either as a dip for grilled or roasted meat or shrimp or as a sauce.

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