Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce
Photo by Amy Albert

Ingredients

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

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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