Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Satay Sauce

I had dinner recently with a longtime friend and colleague. She and her husband served a tasty Asian-inspired meal. The main dish was a pork tenderloin with a flavourful, fragrant satay sauce.

I had to duplicate it. I tinkered with Joanne and Michel's original recipe using ingredients I already had in my cupboard. This is my new staple sauce.
AK's Satay Sauce

The satay sauce is delicious with a stir fry of scallops and noodles.

And stirred in ground pork and vegetables.

I like to double the recipe and keep a jar of the leftover sauce for dipping and marinating. It adds zing to chicken drumsticks, wontons, noodles, rice, tofu, grilled veggies.

AK's Satay Sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 piece of fresh ginger, minced
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 Tablespoons soya sauce
1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
juice from 1 lime
3 Tablespoons peanut or almond butter (optional)
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes or Sriracha chili sauce (optional)

Whisk everything together in a small sauce pan.  
Let simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens.

1 comment:

  1. You are back!! Love the new posting--can't wait to try the recipe.