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Culinary Disaster?

I decided to make a Satay sauce last night, even though I didn't have any peanut butter. I did have almond butter though. So got out the recipe book, as I have never made it before, chopped garlic and onion and fried it in butter, then added almond butter and some dried chillie. It looked a bit thick, so added water and then creamed coconut. That looked VERY thick, so added more water and stirred furiously. It still looked too thick but it tasted nice. My husband refused it, as I knew he would anyway (he doesn't like spicy food) and my son mixed his up with his veg and pronounced it tasty. I ate some and it tasted fine but too thick for a sauce. I put the leftovers in a bowl and have eaten some for breakfast. The rest will do for lunch!

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CalmGemini wrote on June 3, 2015, 6:22 AM

Are you a good cook.Do you enjoy cooking ?I do not see why you say ''culinary disaster''. From what you have written,I suppose the only problem was that it was a little spicy.I like spicy dishes.

bestwriter wrote on June 3, 2015, 6:53 AM

Atleast your loved ones did not give you any left handed compliment as my husband did. He said it was nice but never to make it again emoticon :grin:

MegL wrote on June 3, 2015, 7:28 AM

It was not a sauce, it was solid.

MegL wrote on June 3, 2015, 7:29 AM

Yes, I have had that one before. emoticon :grin:

jiangliu1949 wrote on June 3, 2015, 8:23 AM

You seem to be a good hand at making a satay sauce .Our eating habits are fifferent from yours and we hardly use almond ,coconut to cook .

msiduri wrote on June 3, 2015, 10:49 AM

I would hard call that a disaster. A disaster is something that calls for a opening the lid on the trash can or what I'll delicately call a burial at sea. Trust me, I've had more than one of those in my lifetime.

AudreyHowitt wrote on June 3, 2015, 1:27 PM

I love cooking with what I have and adapting recipes that way!

Jacobb9205 wrote on June 3, 2015, 2:53 PM

Mmmh it looks delicious

Jocelyngreen wrote on June 3, 2015, 4:55 PM

I'm glad you enjoyed eating your new recipe for 'satay' sauce. It sounds delicious.

shaggin83 wrote on June 3, 2015, 8:12 PM

It doesn't sound like something I would like either. I don't like spicy food much. I always have peanut butter in this house as my kids and I all like it. I have never had almond butter yet.

valmnz wrote on June 6, 2015, 1:29 AM

It sounds far less of a disaster than you've suggested. Leftovers are always good emoticon :smile:

ViperGirl85 wrote on June 6, 2015, 1:33 AM

If you and your son liked it, then I wouldn't call it a disaster! :)

nitsbubb wrote on June 6, 2015, 1:07 PM

Sounds like a very excellent dish you have prepared. (As it is I love garlic) I even like spicy dishes.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 10, 2015, 9:18 AM

I guess it wasn't such a bad substitution after all!

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 5:04 AM

I think it sounds delicious!! You might have found that you could thin it with a bit of almond milk or coconut water. And as far as disasters go, I think there are some that I could top you with.

Last Edited: June 14, 2015, 5:06 AM

scheng1 wrote on June 21, 2015, 4:01 AM

I think you can learn it from Youtube instead of getting a recipe book.

MegL wrote on June 21, 2015, 4:20 AM

You're probably right. Problem is I hate watching videos unless it's the ONLY way to find out. Much prefer reading a book or PDF. Videos are so SLLLOOOOWWWWWW!