[Sca-cooks] Peanut butter and???
selene at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 9 09:21:08 PDT 2006
> While peanut butter is for sweets in the US (and spread with jam on
> bread it's sweet), in Africa and South East Asia it is for savories -
> in Indonesia, in sauce for satay (grilled meat on a skewer), mixed
> with ground hot red chilis as a sauce for fruit; in Thailand in Pra
> Ram (meat in coconut-peanut sauce over kangkung (substituted by
> spinach in the US)) and in Gaeng Masaman (beef or chicken (and often
> potatoes) in peanut sauce); in parts of Africa in hot spicy soups and
> So, again, i think of peanut butter, as i think of cinnamon, as being
> for savories rather than sweets.
Well, you are not normal. I admire that about you, by the way.
I go both ways, as far as peanut butter is concerned. Sweet for
sandwiches or breakfast stuff; savory for Indonesian and Thai tastes.
I've even been known to jazz up a boring teriyaki donburi with pb &
chili sauce. Hmmm, I wonder if it could possibly improve Indo-Mie,
those addictive instant noodles that my protégé turned me on to... more
research is warranted. Tallyho into culinary peril, away!
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