Saus Kacang Baru - Indonesian fresh peanut sauce
2 onions, sliced thinly
8 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 cups peanuts, roasted and shelled
2 pieces Sereh* (lemon grass)
2 pieces Kencur* (ginger like root)
2 tablespoons trasi* (shrimp paste)
2 red chillies, crushed
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons kecap manis sedang* -Indonesian medium sweet soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons Asam water* (tamarind)
In a medium size frying pan heat the peanut oil.
Fry the onions and garlic until golden.
Place onion mixture, peanuts, lemon grass, kencur, and trasi in a food processor; then add chillies, brown sugar, kecap, salt and asam water. Mix together thoroughly.
Now add enough boiling water to make a thick paste.
Serve over Satays.
These ingredients can be purchased at an Oriental food market such as 99 Ranch market.