I love peanut sauce. Can't get enough of it. This recipe, from Taste of Home's Simple and Delicious magazine, March/April 2009 issue, is pretty good, with some changes I've made, but my favorite peanut sauce recipe is my friend Sara's. Her recipe is really simple and delicious, and since she is Thai, I trust that it's pretty authentic.
Adapted half recipe from Taste of Home Simple & Delicious
Rating: 7 out of 10
INGREDIENTS: 2 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
1 green onion, sliced thinly
2 Tbsp. honey
1-1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp. Thai sweet chili sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. minced or grated garlic
1/2 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into chunks
3 Tbsp. smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
1 tsp. lime juice
In a small resealable plastic bag, combine first seven ingredients. Transfer 2 Tbsp. to small cup for dipping sauce. Add pork to remaining mixture in bag; seal; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Combine peanut butter, broth and reserved dipping sauce mixture in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in lime juice; set aside.
Heat grill to medium-hot (400-425F). Drain and discard marinade. Thread pork onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place on grill, about 4-5 minutes each side, or till meat is thoroughly cooked.
Serve with dipping sauce.
Cucumber salad and coconut rice make nice accompaniments. (Yield: 2 servings)