Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sharing Secrets

As of tomorrow, we're off an an epic road trip to what many consider Canadian wine country: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Oooh I can't wait to get my hands on a vineyard! Or something like that. Niagara is the ultimate destination that will then send us backward to cover 5 cities in 6 days. I'm tired just thinking about it... but also very, very excited! 

In the meantime, Erin ever so kindly agreed to share her recipe with me for that mouth-watering peanut sauce she used on our salads last Tuesday night, along with her own tips on how she makes it. Lucky you! This sauce will change your life. I highly recommend going out and buying the ingredients for it immediately after reading this. 


Erin's Quick Peanut Dipping Sauce 
1 tomato, diced
2 cloves garlic
2 green onions, chopped
1-3 Thai chilies or jalapenos (leave in seeds if you want it hotter)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves (I always leave this out as I'm not a huge fan of cilantro)
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce (I use soy sauce)
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp light brown sugar or more to taste
ground pepper
More notes from Erin: "Throw it all in a blender and whir away! I find the 1/2 cup chicken broth makes it pretty runny and just add more peanut butter until I'm happy with the consistency. So good!"


Happy Canada Day, friends! Check back in a week's time for updates on our food and wine adventure in Ontario.


  1. Trying to wrap my head around peanut butter and lime juice, but I'm gonna take your word for it!! Sounds interesting, so I'm gonna try it =) Have a great time on vacation. will be looking forward to pics!! =)

  2. Definitely do! It's divine. Let me know what you think when you try it :) Vacation pictures coming soon!

  3. The combinations of flavors in this sounds amazing! Like a Chinese peanut noodle sauce? Fabulous and one I so want to try. And how easy is it to whiz up? Mmmmm now I am hungry. Hope the trip went well and was great fun!

  4. MmmmMMMm. Peanut anything please. The tomato is an interesting addition, too. I hope you're having a wonderful time eating and drinking. Happy July!