This sauce can literally transform everyday foods into new meals, on veggies, grains, noodles- I created this recipe while living in New York City. I had the tiniest kitchen, I cried my first night, not because of being homesick but because of my new kitchen! I had two jars of peanut butter which were clearly taking up too much real estate so instead of consolidating the jars, I made the sauce with what ingredients I had in the apartment in-the-jar, and then the jar became the storage container for the fridge! Use it over noodles, it pairs amazingly well with Grilled Tofu over a fresh bed of crisp greens and sprouts as a dressing, and inside fresh rolls (which is what I will be making today!) are just some of its uses- it is a fantastic, big flavor sauce. Spice it to your liking, I add a fresh hot pepper into the mix cuz I like it hot! It literally takes 5 minutes to make and is worth keeping in the fridge at all times.
Peanut Butter Sauce
1/3c organic peanut butter, natural style, crunchy or creamy
1T shoyu or tamari
1″ fresh piece of ginger, more if desired
1 small fresh chili or 1/2 fresh jalapeño pepper
1T fresh lime juice *opt -makes it taste more awesome but so not needed
2T cilantro *opt-makes it taste more awesome but so not needed
1T prepared ketchup
1T hot sauce or sriracha sauce
1T maple syrup or raw agave or raw local honey
2t hot toasted sesame oil
Black pepper to taste
Add all ingredients into a blender, start with a smaller amount of water to get it going, and add more if needed. Blend until completely smooth and to your desired consistency, more liquid for a sauce, less liquid for use as a dipping sauce. It’s your sauce, make it awesome!