Our palates first laid
Bottom line: foodies, must have foodie friends. Period. We need each other to survive and inspire. We sure miss our Portland "lovies." Here's a shot of a few that came down to surprise me at my baby shower. The satay sauce comes from Jessi (green necklace), and yes, people think we are sisters.
Alright, about the recipe. Super simple. You can whip this up in a food processor in no time.
This my cilantro jungle (minus 6 plants I gave away!) where my cilantro came from.
Chris working hard in the yard for lunch!
Peanut Satay Sauce
6 garlic cloves, peeled
2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 large bunch cilantro, slightly chopped
1 tbls extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup minus 2 tbls soy sauce (or tamari, I've used fish sauce in the mix as well)- odd measurement, but do it!
3 tbls rice vinegar
1/2 to 1 cup canned coconut milk (to your taste pref)
In go garlic and ginger bites.
Pack the cilantro in. Then pulse. Add the olive oil, soy sauce and vinegar. Should look like a pesto.
Then the peanut butter. Eeeee I'm getting excited at this point! Give it a whirl.
Lastly add the coconut milk. Start with a 1/2 cup and taste, if you want more, add more.
All ready for dipping. SO flavorful! I just love the perfect balance of the ginger, garlic, peanut, cilantro, coconut- all of it!
We grilled up some chicken and made a salad of greens, bell pepper and cucumber. This recipe makes plenty of sauce, but grill enough for lunch leftovers.
I love it both for dipping and as a dressing. Jessi also recommends using it as a starting point for a soup (adding chicken brother and veggies! oh heaven!)
As we ate lunch this weekend, I asked Chris "what's your favorite part of the sauce?" After contemplating as he chewed thoughtfully he responded, "the taste." haha... men.