Javanese Peanut Sauce
|Onion||1 Small, chopped|
|Peanut oil/Vegetable oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Ground cardamom/Seeds from 4 cardamom pods, crushed||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Creamy peanut butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Soy sauce||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Liquid red pepper seasoning||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
1. Saute the onion in oil just until soft in a small skillet; stir in cardamom. Let cool slightly.
2. Blend peanut butter with brown sugar in a small bowl; stir in soy sauce, lemon juice and red-pepper seasoning, then the cooled onion mixture.
3. Let stand at room temperature till serving time.