This is a family favourite recipe that no child or adult can resist. Adjust the chilli to suit your own tastes.
Add the nuts to the TM Bowl. Mill 3sec/Speed 8. (Reserve in a bowl for later)
Place the ginger, garlic, oil, shrimp paste, hot chili (if using), and long chili in the TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9.
Scrape down the bowl. Cook 3 min/Varoma/Speed 1.
Add the palm sugar, deep fried shallot, tomato, lime juice, lime leaves, reserved milled peanuts and water. Blend 10 sec/Speed 8.
Scrape down TM bowl if necessary. Blend 15 sec/Speed 8.
Scrape down TM bowl. Take a look at the consistency. If you want a smoother peanut sauce. Blend 10 sec/Speed 8
If you want a thinner sauce, add a little bit more water or lime juice to taste.
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.
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.