vietnamese sate sauce
Vietnamese sate sauce makes a great condiment for any asian stew, soup or grilled or roasted poultry.
Servings: 1 cup
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil, a neutral oil is key
- 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- 2 large shallots, coarsely chopped
- 2 stalks lemongrass, hard exterior removed and coarsely chopped
- 3-4 fresh finger hot chilies - not the crazy hot ones
- 1-2 fresh thai hot chilies - these are the crazy hot ones
- 1 Tbsp dried crushed red chili
- 2-3 tsp white sugar, to taste
- 2 Tbsp fish sauce
- 1/4 cup sriracha sauce
- salt to taste
Using a small food processor chop the garlic, shallot, lemongrass and chilies separately. You want the chilies and lemongrass to be pretty finely chopped. Set the lemongrass and chilies aside.
Heat the vegetable oil over medium low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 10 minutes. It should bubble lightly. You don't want it to colour though. Be careful.
Once the garlic has cooked for 10 minutes, add the shallots and cook for another 10 minutes. Watch closely. Burning is bad.
After 20 minutes add the lemongrass and cook another 10 minutes or so.
Once the lemongrass has cooked about 10 minutes add the fresh, chopped red chilies and cook for 5 minutes.
Now add the crushed chilies and cook another 5 minutes.
Stir in the fish sauce and sugar. Cook another 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Mix in the sriracha sauce. Taste and adjust for salt.
This sate sauce will keep in the fridge for a month or more. Use it in asian stews, soups or mix it with a bit of mayonnaise and use it in sandwiches.
If you want it even milder leave out the Thai chilies altogether.
Serving: 10servings | Calories: 1174kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 111g | Saturated Fat: 89g | Sodium: 4450mg | Potassium: 1333mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 5725IU | Vitamin C: 315.9mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4.9mg