Friday Fuck Up: Peanut Sauce Doesn’t Look So Good on the Counter

Too much liquid + food processor = Sadness

If there is one liquid my husband and I love, it’s beer.  If there are two: beer and peanut sauce.  We have yet to combine them, but that doesn’t mean we won’t someday. Might be a little thick, but I do love a good shandy now and then.

So, last week, my dear one set out to make a mega-double batch of the good stuff. Peanut sauce, that is.  I was chillin’ with the babe in the other room when all the sudden I hear, “Oh, God.”

Based on recent events, I figured something was on fire, or my darlin’ had cut off part of his finger.  But no, instead I came upon the scene above.

That lovely yellow substance you see is a mix of soy sauce and water as captured by the glare of the flash on the counter top.  We’re not sure what went wrong, but it seems that perhaps we used the blender, not the food processor, which is what we used last time we made the good stuff.

We took what was left, put it in the blender, added some more water and soy sauce, but it just wasn’t the same.  The golden ratios had been disrupted.  A week and a half later, an uneaten tub of inferior peanut sauce sits in the fridge, something unheard of with previous batches.  I asked Dear Husband if he was going to eat it, and his woeful response was, “I guess so.”

My money’s on me finding it two weeks from now with a fine sheen of mold and putting it in its rightful place – the trash.


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  • ajjelibean May 10, 2011  

    What is your peanut sauce recipe? I’m craving a new one. 🙂

  • Miss K May 10, 2011  

    You can actually find it here:

    Or I’ve copied it below.

    The peanut sauce:

    1 c. good quality peanut butter (no Skippy unless you are desperate)

    1 heaping T grated fresh ginger

    1 cloves minced garlic

    3 T brown sugar

    1 1/2 c. hot water

    4 T cider vinegar

    2 T soy sauce

    1 t or more salt, to taste

    Crushed red pepper to taste

    Puree in food processor. Cook briefly on low heat in a small saucepan to thicken.

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