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. 

Really!

Go!
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!"

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


4 comments:

  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!! =)
    @alanecooke

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

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  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!

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  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!

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