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Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • SERVINGS: MAKES 2 CUPS
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  1. 1 tomato—peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  2. 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 2 scallions, finely chopped
  5. 1 Thai chile, seeded and minced
  6. 1 stalk of fresh lemongrass, tender inner bulb only, minced
  7. 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  8. 1/2 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  9. 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (nuoc mam)
  10. 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  11. 2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  12. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. In a processor, combine the tomato, cilantro, garlic, scallions, chile and lemongrass; pulse until finely chopped. Add the peanut butter, stock, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and pepper and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and serve.