So I’m absolutely obsessed with satay! We never have it at home because my family thinks that coconut or anything coconut related is the sworn enemy for some reason (basically, they just hate the taste of it). Anyway, managed to prepare a satay sauce WITHOUT the coconut and it still tastes awesome.
What you’re going to need
2 heaped tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
1/4 brown onion, diced
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup water
1/2 -1 teaspoon brown sugar, to taste
1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
Oil, to cook onions and garlic
1. Heat up your oil in a saucepan and soften the onions for about 2-3 minutes on a medium heat. Add the garlic and continue cooking until aromatic.
2. Remove from heat and add the peanut butter and stir until combined.
3. Turn down heat to low and add the rest of your ingredients and stir until all are combined and sauce has thickened. Yields just over 1/2 cup.
Below we have the finished product on the left. On the right, I used it to make one of favourite Thai dishes ~ Satay Chicken. I served it with lightly seasoned quinoa.