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Indonesian dish with spicy peanut sauce
|The sauce||1 cup chopped onion||2 cloves garlic, crushed|
|1 cup pure peanut butter||1 Tblspn honey|
|0.25 tspn cayenne pepper (or more to taste)||juice of 1 lemon|
|1 – 2 tspn ginger root, freshly grated||1 bay leaf|
|1 Tblspn cider vinegar||3 cups water|
|0.5 – 1 tspn salt||dash tamari|
|2 Tblspn butter|
|Underneath the sauce||fresh spinach leaves||A selection of steamed and raw vegetables such as:|
|mung bean sprouts||potatoes|
|tofu cubes, sautéed in oil with sesame seeds (optional)|
|Garnish with||a drizzle of sesame oil||apple chunks|
|raisins||toasted seeds and nuts|
To make the sauce: (Can be done ahead of time.) In a saucepan, cook the onions, garlic, bay leaf and ginger in butter. Salt lightly. When onions are translucent, add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce. Mix thoroughly and simmer on a very low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
To Serve: Steam the vegetables. Arrange them, with any raw vegetables and tofu chunks, on a bed of fresh spinach leaves. Spoon over the sauce and garnish with chosen garnishes. Serve with rice on the side.
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