Thai Peanut Sauce for Spinach

Thai Peanut Sauce for Spinach

Makes 3 cups

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup water
2 fresh hot red chilies, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon shrimp paste or 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
1 cup peanut butter
1 can coconut milk

Heat the oil in a small saucepan and fry the garlic until it just starts to turn color.

Stir in the water, chilies, lime juice, salt, brown sugar, shrimp paste, peanut butter and coconut milk. Simmer 10 minutes.

Serve over sautéed spinach, chicken, or beef or pork satays. You can lay grilled meat on a bed of sautéed spinach and top with the peanut sauce for a delicious entrée.