Asian-Style Satay Sauce made with Sunflower Seed Butter for a nutty-sweet flavor, yet NUT FREE. Easy blended sauce for Noodles and Grilled Chicken Skewers. Top with Sunflower Seeds and Sunflower Sprouts!
- 1 inch piece ginger, peeled (about 1 T. chopped)
- 2 large fresh garlic cloves, chopped (about 1T. + 1/2 t.)
- ½ teaspoon dried hot red chiles, crushed
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce, or tamari sauce (gluten-free if desired)
- 2 tablespoons tahini sauce
- 5 tablespoons filtered water, warm (more if neccessary)
- ½ teaspoon molasses, look for “organic”
- ½ cup Sunflower Butter, look for “organic”
Sunflower Satay Sauce:
Place first eight ingredients in a small food processor. Pulse to combine, then run until you have a smooth paste – a little chunky is fine.
Add the Sunflower Butter, pulse to combine, then run until just combined.
Add extra water, 1 tablespoon at a time if you want a thinner sauce.
Serve sauce at room temperature.
Store in a clean glass container in the refrigerator. Will stay fresh for up to 3 weeks.
Serve over cooked noodles: I like Organic Round Soba Noodles or Gluten Free Rice Noodles.
Toss 2 cups cooked al dente noodles with 2 teaspoons of Sesame Oil.
Add 4 tablespoons of Sunflower Satay Sauce and mix well.
Garnish with a drizzle of Extra Sauce, 2 tablespoons Sunflower Seeds and 1/4 cup Sunflower Sprouts (their delicious!)
Add Julienned Vegetables for a crispy and healthy touch. Try cucumbers and multi-colored carrots.
Grilled Chicken Skewers:
1 1/4 pounds Chicken Tenderloins (tendons removed) cleaned and dried
2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
2 tablespoon Sunflower Satay Sauce
2 teaspoons minced Garlic & Ginger
Add chicken to a plate to hold. Add all marinate ingredients and mix in to combine.
Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Thread each tenderloin on a skewer – soaked bamboo, or metal skewer.
Grill on a preheated, hot grill, turning until nice grill marks appear, and cooked through.
Garnish with a good drizzle of Sunflower Satay Sauce, a sprinkle of Sunflower Seeds and Sliced Scallions.
For a Vegan Meal: use above marinade on Firm Tofu, and grill; serve with sauce on the side.
Serve with Noodles with Sunflower Satay Sauce and with Julienned Vegetables.
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Makes 3/4 cup Sunflower Satay Sauce