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Thai Dipping Sauce

Peanut butter is intensely flavored, a little goes a long way and combines beautifully with the other stars: lemongrass, coconut milk, cilantro. Wonderful as a dipping sauce or the sauce for cold sesame noodles.

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  • 1 cup strong Lapsang Souchong tea (1 teabag steeped in 1/2 cup boiling water)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
  • 2-inch piece ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, 2-3 outer leaves removed, or 2 tablespoons powder
  • 2-3 tablespoon bottled hot sauce
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 6 sprig cilantro, stems discarded


Cream the first set of ingredients in the food processor.  Pulse in the scallions and cilantro.  Transfer to a glass jar and store in refrigerator.