In our family, peanuts have always been our go-to snack. From pistachio, cashew, macadamia to even just the regular peanut. We have eaten it in many ways: fried, roasted, boiled you name it. Dad is to be blamed for this ‘crazy for nuts trend’ in the house. It is always his routine: come home from work, eat, sitting on Grandma’s rocking chair and has him a cigarette or two while chit-chatting with the family, then goes up to the bedroom and watch TV. Then he will always have a bag of peanuts with him. His favorite is the Kacang Disco Bali (We used to just call it ‘Kacang Goreng’, which means fried peanut) and Pistachio.
Kacang Disco Bali (wiki/File:Kacang_disco_Bali.JPG)
Then he moves on to Kacang Mente.
Kacang Mente (http://www.roemahsnack.com/our-products.php)
He likes to snack on it while watching TV. Somehow he always knows which channel has the best show. So we would all go to our parents’ bedroom and watch with him. And steal some of his snacks :-D
But! Mom is not following the troop. She will always stick with her Khong Guan Cream Cracker and sometimes she will pair it with a glass of hot Milo.
Ahh.. good old times!
Anyways, today I am going to show you how to make a delicious peanut sauce. As I have said above, peanut is a staple in our family. Growing up in Indonesia, we will always have a dish called “Gado Gado”, which is a dish consisted of veggies, boiled eggs, peanut sauce, tempeh, fried tofu and bean sprouts.This peanut sauce is delicious, good for you and it is very versatile. You can put it on almost everything and I bet it will still taste good. It is considered a quite healthy meal since it has a lot of protein, fiber, etc. I hope you will try this recipe!
1 cup of roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons dark sweet soy sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
Water, as needed
Place everything in a blender and pulse until the paste is thick and creamy. Adjust the amount of water added to a desired consistency.