Spicy Peanut Sauce
Yield:: 1⅓ cups
This delectable, spicy sauce is always a phenomenal hit. Serve it over pasta, grains, salad greens, or steamed vegetables. It's exceedingly flavorful, so a little goes a long way.
- ½ cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice or mild vinegar (such as brown rice vinegar or white wine vinegar)
- 1 Tablespoon sweetener of your choice
- 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root, or ½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula nutritional yeast flakes
- ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- approx. ⅔ cup vegetable broth or water, as needed
- 1 large scallion, thinly sliced
- Place all the ingredients except the scallion in a blender, adding just enough broth or water to facilitate processing and create a fairly thick sauce. Process until very smooth and creamy, adding a small amount more liquid if necessary. Stir in the scallions.
- Serve the sauce at room temperature, or transfer it to a storage container, and chill it in the refrigerator. It will keep for 3 to 5 days.
- The Cook's Secrets:
- This sauce will thicken somewhat when refrigerated. If desired, thin it with a little more broth or water before using.
- Alternatively, the sauce may be blended by hand. Simply place the peanut butter in a medium mixing bowl, and gradually whisk in the liquid ingredients to create a smooth emulsion. Whisk in more broth or water, if necessary, and stir in the scallions.
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 158 Fat: 10 gm Carbohydrates: 10 gm Protein: 6 gm