This recipe for raw spicy peanut sauce (Dan Dan sauce) is amazing, and very forgiving!
This recipe requires raw peanut butter from raw peanuts. You can either use the recipe for raw peanut butter from here, or look for it online or in a health food store (although I have never been able to find it easily, and why not make your own?)
Annie’s Raw Spicy Peanut Sauce
1/2 cup raw peanut butter
1-2 teaspoons Chinese hot chili oil with red pepper flakes
2-3 teaspoons Nama Shoyu or organic soy sauce
1 clove minced garlic
Udo’s Oil or organic peanut or canola oil as needed
In a food processor combine everything except the oil until well blended. Add the oil just until the sauce is of the consistency you like. Adjust shoyu and chili to taste.
This sauce is so fantastic, and if you let it sit a bit, it gets even better.
I serve it over summer squash noodles made from summer squash with my Benriner spiral slicer. In this case I use summer squash because it is a bit blander, and a bit sturdier, than zucchini and so works perfectly with the spicy peanut sauce.
You can get Udo’s Oil here (click on picture for more information):