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Thermomix Asian Peanut Sauce
Balinese Peanut Sauce
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This is a family favourite recipe that no child or adult can resist. Adjust the chilli to suit your own tastes.

Course: Condiment, Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine: Asian, Balinese
Keyword: Balinese Recipes, peanut sauce, Satay sauce, sate sauce
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 200 gm beer nuts (salted) see notes
  • 5 gm fresh ginger or aromatic ginger if available
  • 10 gm garlic
  • 1 red chilli deseeded for mild heat
  • 1 small red chili *optional for medium heat if required
  • 5 gm shrimp paste see notes *optional omit for vegetarian & vegan
  • 15 gm vegetable oil
  • 35 gm palm sugar see notes
  • 25 gm fresh tomato
  • 2 kefir lime leaves
  • 20 gm deep fried shallots see note
  • 10 gm lime juice
  • 250 gm water
  1. Add the nuts to the TM Bowl. Mill 3sec/Speed 8. (Reserve in a bowl for later)

  2. Place the ginger, garlic, oil, shrimp paste, hot chili (if using), and long chili in the TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9. 

  3. Scrape down the bowl. Cook 3 min/Varoma/Speed 1.

  4. Add the palm sugar, deep fried shallot, tomato, lime juice, lime leaves, reserved milled peanuts and water. Blend 10 sec/Speed 8.

  5. Scrape down TM bowl if necessary. Blend 15 sec/Speed 8.

  6. Scrape down TM bowl. Take a look at the consistency. If you want a smoother peanut sauce. Blend 10 sec/Speed 8

  7. If you want a thinner sauce, add a little bit more water or lime juice to taste.

  8. The sauce can be served hot or cold. If you want a cooked hot sauce heat 4 min/Varoma/Speed 3. You may need to add extra lime juice or water once the sauce is cooked.

Recipe Notes

This peanut sauce or satay sauce, as it is also known can be served hot or cold but it will need extra water if it's heated.

If you want a thinner sauce, add a little bit more water or lime juice to taste. For a crunchier texture reduce the final blending time by 5 seconds. For a smoother sauce increase the blending time by 5 seconds.

*Omit shrimp paste for a vegetarian version.

Nutrition Facts
Balinese Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving (25 g)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.