Peanut Sauce
(Sambal Kacang)

  • 3 cups deep-fried peanuts
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and bruised
  • 12 bird's eye chilies, sliced
  • 3 inches kencur (like galangal), peeled and choped
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • cup sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • Grind or blend the first four ingredients until coarse or fine depending whether you like it coarsed or fine.
  • Put all ingredients in a pan except the lime juice.
  • Simmer over very low heat for approximately 1 hour, stirring to prevent sticking.
  • Stir in lime juice just before use.

Note:  Peanut sauce is used for variety of Indonesian main dishes, such as Mixed Vegetables with Peanut Sauce (Gado-Gado)Fresh Salad with Peanut Sauce (Keredok), Chicken Satay (Sate Ayam), etc.

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