Speedy Peanut Sauce
I'm not claiming this recipe is in any way authentic, but having experimented with all sorts of long-winded alternatives I think it still comes up trumps for flavour. Use store-bought peanut butter or make your own by blending roasted peanuts with oil and a little salt. Serve with a chicken salad, Ginger Soy Lamb Kebabs, or as a dipping sauce with crudité.
(Makes about 1 cup)
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup crunchy salted peanut butter
2 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
Place boiling water and peanut butter in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Stir in Thai sweet chilli sauce, chilli flakes, soy sauce and grated ginger. Speedy Peanut Sauce keeps for weeks in the fridge and can be thinned with a little extra water if desired.