Satay sauce

Serves 4

Preparation time less than 30 mins

Cooking time 10 to 30 mins

100ml/3½fl oz vegetable oil
225g/8oz peanuts
4 shallots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp shrimp paste (blachan)
1 small red chilli, chopped
pinch chilli powder
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
400ml/14½fl oz water
1 lemon, juice only
salt, to taste
1. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a pan or wok and stir fry the peanuts until golden. Place in a food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Fry the shallot, garlic and shrimp paste for a few seconds. Add the chopped chilli, the chilli powder, sugar, soy and water. Bring to the boil.
3. Add the blended peanuts and simmer for 8-10 minutes until thickened. Add the lemon juice and salt, to taste, if required.

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