Peanut Sauce 2

This is a very basic Indonesian-style peanut sauce that I learned to make while living in The Netherlands.  It is the perfect accompaniment to barbecued chicken (Satay Ajam) or over vegetables (Gado Gado).

1⁄2 cup peanut butter
1⁄2 tsp garlic
1 tbsp brown sugar
11⁄2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soy sauce)
sambal oelek (optional)

In saucepan, melt peanut butter; add garlic and brown sugar. Heat until texture is creamy. Add lemon juice and ketjap manis; stir in sambal oelek to taste.  Sauce will become thick. Add water until sauce is of the desired consistency.

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