Simple Cashew Satay Sauce

01 May
May 1, 2014

This sauce was born from having a large packet of raw cashew nuts in my pantry.  Originally purchased to make a raw carrot cake, which in the end turned into quite tasty chocolate chip balls.

I was out of sweet chili sauce and wanted to make something to dip my deep fried chicken necks in (recipe to come).  Therefore with a quick look in the cupboard and fridge, plus being inflicted with a severe case of the laziness bug, this sauce resulted.

Cashew Satay SauceAs cashews are used it is the perfect alternative to a peanut satay sauce for those allergic to peanuts.  Cashews are a tree nut and come from a different plant family to peanuts, which are ground nuts.  This means that those allergic to peanuts aren’t necessarily allergic to cashews.

Cashew Satay SauceBesides being peanut free, the sauce is extremely simple to make with minimal ingredients required.   Can be pulled together and on the table within 15 minutes.  Simple, fast and tasty, what’s not to like.

Do you have a quick and easy dipping sauce you like to fall back on?

Sara xxx

Simple Cashew Satay Sauce
Cashew Satay Sauce is a fantastic alternative for those with peanut allergies. Very simple to make with few ingredients.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: South East Asian
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 200 g cashews, dry roasted
  • 140 ml coconut cream
  • 4 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  1. In a food processor blitz your cashews, until you have medium to fine pieces.
  2. In a medium size saucepan, heat your oil over a medium heat. Add red curry paste and fry until fragrant, around 3 minutes. Stir in coconut cream and brown sugar, simmer for a further 3 minutes. Then add cashews and 1 cup of water.
  3. Continue cooking for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and serve. Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of weeks or in the freezer for 3 months. Makes 1 ½ cups of sauce.



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5 replies
  1. Padaek says:

    So clever! Look and sound delicious. Love cashews and this sauce would be a great alternative.
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  2. john | heneedsfood says:

    Deep-fried chicken necks? Please don’t keep us in suspense for too long. This sauce is so easy!
    john | heneedsfood recently posted..Byron Bay & northern NSW

  3. Helen (Grab Your Fork) says:

    Sounds pretty tasty to me! And curious about these deep fried chicken necks too!
    Helen (Grab Your Fork) recently posted..Brot & Wurst, North Narrabeen

  4. Gourmet Getaways says:

    This recipe will save my day when Asian friends come by. Looks easy to prepare, too! Thank you.

    Gourmet Getaways
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  5. Amanda@ChewTown says:

    Such an amazing simple twist on a classic. I’ll definitely be making this soon!
    Amanda@ChewTown recently posted..Roast Garlic and Olive Focaccia


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