Coconut Peanut Sauce

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
20 min

Yield:
2 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 stalk (about 2 feet long) fresh lemon grass, optional
  • 1 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • Quarter size slice of fresh ginger
  • 1 inch by 1/4 inch piece fresh lime rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups (14-ounce can) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups (packed) fresh cilantro leaves
Directions

Remove the woody outer leaves of the lemon grass stalk. Finely slice, crosswise, the tender inner stalk and transfer to a blender. Add the peanuts, garlic, ginger, lime rind, lime juice, anchovy paste, sugar and red pepper flakes.

Add coconut milk and puree into a fine puree. Transfer this mixture to a food processor and puree with basil and cilantro. Season to taste with salt. Pack in half or cup portions and freeze.


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