Adapted from a RasaMalaysia recipe
I wanted a Thai peanut sauce for my sate chicken wings, but I did not want a Vietnamese peanut sauce that you would use for Vietnamese summer rolls. Bee seems to have the closest to authentic Thai recipes that I would find (in English). She did not provide more than an ingredients list—which I still had to change—but this was not your usual peanut sauce.
Karl’s Thai Peanut Sauce
While I am still not convinced that the flavor is as good with gas grilling—over charcoal—it is certainly more convenient. Wanting something a bit different for a weeknight dinner, I settled on chicken satay. Satay, in the end, is just marinated meat grilled on a stick. While originating in Indonesia, it spread over Southeast Asia with each culture adding its own distinctions. Usually it is accompanied by a dipping sauce, some kind of peanut sauce being one of the more common.
Karl’s Chicken Satay with Pineapple Peanut Sauce
I needed a sauce to go with my chicken satay. While I made a peanut sauce for my Vietnamese Summer Rolls, I wanted this one to be more Indonesian. Out went the hoisin sauce and the fish sauce. Palm sugar is a common Indonesian sweetener—and is lower on the glycemic index than white sugar. I also had that fresh pineapple I was planning to grill, so in it went.
Karl’s California Fusion Peanut Sauce