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.