Spicy Asian Peanut Dip
Course : Dips
From: HungryMonster.com
Serves: 4


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   3                    garlic cloves -- chopped
   1      cup           peanut butter -- chunky or smooth
   2      tablespoons   brown or white sugar
   1      piece         fresh ginger root -- 1/2-inch, chopped
     1/2                jalapeno chile -- chopped
                        (or hot salsa or chili paste to taste)
     1/2  cup           water
   1      tablespoon    soy sauce -- to 2 tablespoons
   1      tablespoon    fresh lemon juice
   2      tablespoons   chopped fresh cilantro
   2      tablespoons   Asian -- (toasted) sesame oil


In a blender or food processor combine garlic, peanut butter, sugar, ginger, and chili. Blend well. Add water and soy sauce, and when well mixed add lemon juice, cilantro, and sesame oil. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. This recipe serves 4 to 6. Comments: This recipe is sweet and spicy, very versatile, a fine interpretation of the genre. Serve with carrot sticks or "Soy-Marinated Grilled Chicken Wings" (recipe included in this collection). Without the cilantro, this sauce will last up to 2 weeks in a jar in the refrigerator. Add cilantro when ready to eat. Recipe Source: FROM PANTRY TO TABLE by Marlena Spieler