This sauce encapsulates my overall strategy in feeding my toddler: heavy on the peanut butter, moderate amounts of everything else. Low sugar. Fresh ingredients.
I learned early on that I could get my kiddo to eat just about anything that involves peanut butter so I’ve gravitated to using this sauce more times than I can count.
It’s fantastic on soba noodles and for smothering any veggies you’re trying to get to disappear.
This sauce has got all six tastes. And with fresh ginger, it’s great for digestion and keeps the tummy happy. I can’t recommend it enough.
Magical Peanut Butter Sauce
2 Tbls peanut butter (I always use unsalted)
1-2 Tbls soy sauce, or to taste
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbls finely grated ginger root
scant 1/2 cup coconut milk (I love this Savoy brand of coconut cream and dilute it where coconut milk is called for)
Using a whisk, blend the peanut butter into a little of the coconut milk, then add the rest of the coconut when well mixed. Add the lime and soy sauce, blending well. Peel the skin from the ginger root, then grate using the finest shred on a box grater. Stir in, taste, adjust seasonings until well-balanced. Stir 1 Tbls at a time into freshly cooked, chilled soba or rice noodles.