Monday, August 7, 2017

Trader Joe's Satay Peanut Sauce

I'm often more adventurous in buying unfamiliar things than in actually using them once I get them home. So it was with this. I bought it over a year ago, and it just sat in my pantry, because I didn't know what to do with it. I finally asked Nina, and she suggested putting it over fake chicken strips with rice. And that's what I did.

And it was pretty good! For something that I knew zero about and had never even heard of before, just being not-awful is a win; being "pretty good" is a major victory. It means that there's a small sector of the food spectrum--satay sauce--that is now open to me when it was effectively closed before.

The taste mostly follows the ingredients list: peanuts, soy sauce, and chili peppers. Coconut extract is supposedly there, too, though I couldn't taste it.

Will I buy it again? 

Yes, once in a while.

1 comment:

  1. New "exotic" condiments are so much fun! I buy this once in a while, it's actually great on otherwise boring steamed broccoli, the peanut broccoli combo is really tasty. And on noodles of course. I actually whisked some into a can of coconut milk to make a quick soup with some veggies and tofu which was surprisingly good.