Recipe: Sambal Kacang - Peanut Sauce

by Habeeb Salloum, Dec 14, 2003 | Destinations: Indonesia / Jakarta

Makes about 1 1/2 cups of sauce

A popular sauce served with satah and gado-gado, it goes well with all grilled meats and vegetables.

1 cup raw peanuts, lightly fried for a few minutes, then finely ground
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon shrimp paste
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground fennel seed
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Place peanuts in a mixing bowl, then set aside. Heat oil, then stir-fry garlic and green onions for a minute. Add remaining ingredients, except lemon juice, then bring to boil. Stir in peanuts, then simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until sauce somewhat thickens. Stir in lemon juice, then serve or allow to cool and store in a jar in refrigerator.

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