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the basic equation |
(½ c. chunky peanut butter) + (½ c. coconut milk) + ( ¼ c.
(3 tbsp. brown sugar) +(2 tbsp. lime juice) + (2 tsp. fish
sauce) + (2
cloves minced garlic) + (½ tsp. minced ginger) + (chili pepper
combine all ingredients except lime juice and fish sauce in a saucepan and cook until smooth;
add lime juice and fish sauce just before serving
pairs best with |
steamed/blanched veggies (esp. good with broccoli); grilled/broiled
meats and veggies
simple variations on the equation |
(basic) – (fish sauce) = vegetarian
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Begin playing around with these basic sauces and
you’ll find that there are so many possible variations and
permutations, inventing "new" dishes will seem like a cinch.
Add a little more of this, substitute some of that, get creative. These
equations for sauce success are simply a starting point.
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