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January 08, 2008



I have a similar winner of a nut sauce sans peanuts:

Using yours as the base, these are the changes:

the loved almond butter in lue of cashews/peanut butter
garlic instead of giner
fish sauce in place of lime (though not nec. for the vegetarian)
and coriander seed as the call without the cilantro

Also, half the tamari, and add a touch of sugar

I make it in a cast iron fry pan -- first goes in oil, garlic, and hot red chili sauce (can cause sneezing). Then the corriander seeds, then goes the coconut milk, then the almond butter. Then the heat is turned off and the tamari, fish sauce and sugar is added to taste. Between each step is enough pause to allow the ingredients to catch their breath and do what you need them to do. As a final step, put the sauce in a serving bowl, and allow enough time to cool.

This is most excellent with spring or summer rolls, or over rice noodles with strips of carrot, greens and toasted almonds.



Mmm, yum indeed... I like the idea of ingredients pausing to catch their breath.

sarah h

Thank you for sharing this recipe, Emira. I tried it tonight because I had veggies for a stir-fry and needed a quick sauce to put on it. I ended up with a stomach ache though because I ate way too much--it is so delicious!


how cool. i too made this recipe from the rebar cookbook last weekend, but used almond butter instead of peanut butter. heaven!


just curious, what brand/where do you get your cashews, my child LOVED cashews prior to his peanut allergy. Every brand I have seen in the local markets states on the label : processed in the same plant as peanuts or contains peanut ingredients. I imagine this is partially why you use the unroasted/raw variety. Would love to try this out, My wife and I so miss Thai food.

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These look great! I recently read a recipe in Bon Appetit that added a huge pat of butter to the inside of a burger! I'm glad to see something that doesn't rely on so much fat for flavor, haha.

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It is a nice recipe of peanut sauce. The allergic reaction occurs when a person's immune system mistakenly believes that something harmless like a nut or peanut, is actually harmful.

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