Peanut Sauce Revisited
I have to admit that I am coo coo for Coco Puffs crazy when it comes to Thai peanut sauce. My first experience tasting this venerable sauce was at an Asian concept I managed in Los Angeles called Monsoon Cafe. I am not exaggerating when I say I loved this stuff so much that I could have drank it up by the cupful. No joke, it was that good!
Monsoon was a high end Asian concept that offered a variety of Asian dishes from China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and Thailand. It was quite a haven for everything Asian all situated under one roof. It was a great way to explore an authentic Asian food experience that was true to the regions it represented.
More Than Just a Sauce
The thing I love most about this Thai peanut sauce is its versatility. It is perfectly at home as a dipping sauce for skewered, grilled chicken, shrimp or beef. The Thai version of that dish is known as satay. This sauce is also one heck of a salad dressing. It lends itself well to the Asian inspired chicken salad you see pictured.
My interpretation of of this peanut sauce is a delicious combination of sweet, sour and savory with a touch of heat that greets you at the end. Asians are masters at balancing flavors and textures and this peanut sauce is no exception. This is Asian bling that is going to keep your tastebuds very happy, happy, happy.
This recipe along with the other Asian inspired dishes I will be publishing will require that you pick up some basic Asian ingredients. Like gluten-free baking this is an essential part of getting the flavors and textures that make for game changers. Game changers are something I refer to that keeps me on track, motivated and above all satisfied so I am not tempted to stray. This is for sure a game changer.
These basic ingredients will not entail investing near the small fortune it takes to stock a gluten-free pantry of essentials. Once you acquire them though and experience all those delicious Asian elements dancing together in unison, you are going to be glad you did. Here’s to keeping it real with delicious options from around the world. From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing. Mike