The nuttiness and creaminess of satay sauce takes me back to Malaysia every single time. Satay sauce is an authentic Asian sauce, predominantly found in Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai dishes. Satay sauce is often used as a dip or marinade. This sauce is beautifully rich in peanut and is sweet, savoury, spicy, rich and aromatic all-in-one.
I love making this mouth-watering sauce from scratch. I can tailor the level of sweetness and spiciness according to the dish I’m making on the day. Satay sauces are best made a little spicier for dips and milder for marinades. Once you master this peanut sauce, you will be using it on everything including salads, vegetable skewers, stir fries, tofu, veggie patties, rice and noodles. If you are making your satay sauce ahead, just store in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
For dinner tonight, we’ll be using this delicious peanut sauce in a simple stir fry. Just some red cabbage, carrots, yellow capsicum, wild rice and tofu. These may be just a few simple ingredients however like all my other recipes, I pay careful attention to not only the flavours but the beautiful colour combination.
After all, the first step to an enticing meal is the appearance.