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Easy Satay Sauce

thai99lady's picture
The satay sauce is a sauce made with peanuts and coconut milk as the base ingredients. Flavorful and delicately balanced, this delicious sauce goes well all satays.
  Coconut milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Penang curry paste 1 Tablespoon
  Peanuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Palm sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Tamarind paste 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon

Roast the brown peanuts in a dry wok stirring constantly on low heat until they turn dark brown. (about ten minutes)
When they're cool enough to handle, rub off the skins blowing gently until all the skin is gone.
Transfer them in the pestle and mortar and grind them. (or blend them)
They are to be brought a granular consistency.
Pour the coconut milk into a medium hot pan and bring to the boil.
Add Penang curry paste, stir in until fully mixed in and you get a lovely aroma.
Turn down the heat to simmer.
Next add all the other ingredients and leave on a low heat stirring occasionally for up to ten minutes.
The sauce is ready when it becomes thicker. (Do not overcook as it thickens in the bowl as it cools)

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Tongue tickling satay sauce can lend the right flavor to your Thai dishes. Just follow the video to learn how to prepare this treat at home without much toil. The traditional flavors makes it a must try at home to surprise everyone with the exotic Thai touch in your food.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 253 Calories from Fat 188

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.5%

Saturated Fat 10.9 g54.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 965.8 mg40.2%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12.1%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 7 g14.7%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 10.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


veg.foodie's picture
This seems like a great side sauce for grills of choice.. but I have given up on all kinds of meat ...I was wondering if the chicken stock can be substituted for anything else. If it is all a matter of flavor, can I flavor it to my taste and still make it taste great??
Anonymous's picture
Of course you can. Vegetable stock is just as good.
tanya3286's picture
I tried this out for Indian kebabs and it turned out great.. I had added crushed peanuts in the marinade, so the taste matched up and it was very savory!
loyda's picture
oooohh.. intresting.. me and my classmates will try it tommorow.. im hoping the result would be great..
Easy Satay Sauce Recipe Video