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Balinese Peanut Sauce - Bumbu Pecel



330 g

Peanut Sauce

  • 150 g Nobby's beer nuts, skin on (red packet)
  • 4 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 large red chilli, roughly chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, roughly chopped
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Fried shallots
  • 1/4 Medium tomato
  • 1 tbsp kecap manis
  • 20 g water, approx
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves (doubles), shredded
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 2 tsp lime juice, optional

Recipe's preparation

    Peanut Sauce
  1. Blend all ingredients except peanuts and liquids, 10 secs, speed 8. Scrape down sides.

    Add peanuts and liquids. Blend 10 secs, speed 5. Scrape down and check consistency. You may like to blend again until desired consistency reached.

    Check seasonings, balancing sweet, sour, salty, spicy.

    Add more kecap manis for a richer brown colour.

    Garnish with fried shallots or finely sliced fresh red shallots.


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This sauce is made the way they do in Bali. Add coconut cream to the sauce to make it your more typical Indonesian Satay peanut sauce.

Recipe from Janet De Neefe at the Casa Luna Cooking School  - if you go to Ubud, you have to go there!

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  • OMG - Awesome !

    Submitted by JayDee_DeeJay on 28. October 2018 - 06:03.

    OMG - Awesome !

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  • YUM! Used this with the

    Submitted by Red on 2. August 2015 - 12:18.

    YUM! Used this with the coconut milk and prawns. Was a hit.

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