This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in place of soy sauce in this dish.
"I eat at this German-Chinese restaurant and the food is delicious. The only problem is that an hour later you're hungry for power."
-Dick Cavett, Television personality
Peanut sauce is a staple of Thai cuisine and using the lower calorie and lower fat ingredients makes this possible. These are ingredients that I always have in my pantry and you should too.
The canned coconut milk used in this recipe is a reduced-fat version. This will sometimes be labeled "light" or "lite" coconut milk. There is a big difference between regular coconut milk, at 45 grams of fat per cup, and the light version, at about 12 grams of fat per cup. In both regular and light coconut milk most of the fat is highly saturated, so I always try to use coconut milk sparingly.
I have used two coconut milk products and both are excellent. One is called Ka-Me and the other is A Taste of Thai. Both companies' products are widely available, but the light coconut milk is not found in every store. Ask the market manager to order some if you do not see it on the shelf.
1/3 cup A Taste of Thai Lite Coconut Milk = 50 calories, 4.5g fat, 4g sat fat, 0 mono fat, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 15mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 8 | Serving size =2 tablespoons
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.
This sauce will keep for about 3 weeks sealed tightly in the refrigerator.
|1/4 cup||reduced-fat peanut butter|
|6 Tbsp||low sodium chicken or vegetable broth|
|1/4 cup||reduced-fat (lite) unsweetened coconut milk|
|2 tsp||low-sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce|
|2 tsp||rice vinegar|
|2 tsp||Tabasco sauce|
Combine the reduced-fat peanut butter, chicken stock, reduced-fat coconut milk, low-sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar and Tabasco in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. (This can be made up to 48 hours in advance and refrigerated).
Serving size = 2 tablespoons
Servings = 8
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 45||Calories from Fat 25|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||2%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 0%||Iron 1%|
|Vitamin K 0 mcg||Potassium 61 mg|
|Magnesium 13 mg|