Video:How to Make Thai Peanut Dipping Saucewith Rachel Edelman
Thai peanut sauce can be used as a dip for vegetables or as a sauce for meals. Try this easy version that uses real peanuts.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Thai Peanut Dipping SauceHi, I'm Rachel Edelman, for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make a Thai peanut dipping sauce using fresh peanuts.
Peanut Sauce IngredientsFor this recipe you will need:
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1/2 tsp of dark soy sauce
- 2 tsp of sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp of tamarind paste
- 2 tbs of fish sauce
- 1 tsp of chili sauce
- dry roasted peanuts
Prepare the PeanutsFirst shell the peanuts. You'll have to break open each peanut individually and place the nuts in a separate bowl. If you can, take of the red skin of the peanuts while you are shelling them. You can also buy the peanuts already shelled. You may need to go through them and take off their skin. Collect and measure one cup of peanuts. Put the peanuts into a food processor.
Add and Process IngredientsAdd the water, the soy sauce, and the sesame oil. You will also need to add the brown sugar, the tamarind paste, the fish sauce, and the chili sauce. Put on the lid and turn on the food processor. Process the ingredients well. You may need to stop it and use a scraper to bring down the peanuts from the sides. Continue to process until smooth.
Adjust the FlavorsStop and taste the sauce. Add more brown sugar for additional sweetness or add fish sauce for saltiness. If it's too salty for your taste, add a squeeze of lime juice.
Serve the Thai Peanut SauceMix it up again and then pour the mixture into a serving bowl. Take a handful of extra peanuts and with a knife or a food chopper, cut them into small pieces. Take a small amount and sprinkle them on top of the sauce.
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