Can’t get to the shops and you need a tasty sauce to liven up some vegetables? Try this quick and easy version of satay sauce. Can be used to top stir-fry vegetables and contributes the protein element of your meal or can be used to accompany skewered chicken or beef cooked on the barbecue - we have the weather for it!
Ingredients - Serves 2
2 heaped tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or crunchy will do)
100 mls coconut/almond milk (or water, if that is all you have available)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons chilli dipping sauce or to taste – alternative way to add heat would be a few drops of Tabasco, in which case add 1 teaspoon of sugar to give sweetness
Pinch of salt if required (taste first)
Juice of half a lemon or lime (or 2 teaspoons of the bottled stuff)
- Put all ingredients into a saucepan and heat gently.
- Stir together until thickened.
- Take off heat and add lemon or lime juice and mix in.
- Taste and adjust – you may need more heat, more salt or more sour from the juice.
- Use to top vegetables which have been steamed or stir fried.