Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce
Photo by Amy Albert

Ingredients

  • 10 to 15 dried chiles de árbol, seeded (or ½ to 1 tsp. cayenne plus ¼ to ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes)
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 stalk lemongrass (hard outer leaves, tough stem, and green tops removed), minced (to yield about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 to 2 Tbs. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger or galangal
  • 1 Tbs. red miso (optional)
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
    • 1 medium shallot, minced
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt
    • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup hot water; more if needed
    • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

If using chiles de árbol, put them in a bowl, cover with boiling water, and let soften, about 30 minutes. Drain and mince. Combine the salt, garlic, shallot, chiles (or cayenne and red pepper flakes), lemongrass, ginger (or galangal), red miso (if using), and vegetable oil, and purée until smoo...

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