Dutch Satay Sauce

Dutch Satay Sauce

Satay sauce, that Indonesian favorite, has become so entrenched in the food culture of the Netherlands that it's even eaten with fries and BBQ.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Fry onion in oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Step 3

    Once onion has softened and browned slightly, add peanut butter, ground candlenuts, ginger , and garlic.
  4. Step 4

    Bruise lemongrass by laying it on a cutting board and hitting it a few times with the bottom of a handle of a knife or the blunt side of the knife.
  5. Step 5

    Add kecap manis, coconut milk , lemongrass, and the lime leaves, then bring to a simmer . Cook for about 10 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Add sambal and taste for seasoning. If you prefer a spicier sauce, add more sambal, or more kecap manis if you prefer it saltier.
  7. Step 7

    If sauce has thickened too much at this point, add some warm water. Discard lemongrass and lime leaves, then give sauce a quick whisk before serving.