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Tek Tek Peanut Sauce

This goes with Susan Feniger’s Tek Tek Noodles.

Makes 4

¼ cup all-natural peanut butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons tamarind puree

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (optional)

2 tablespoons grated coconut palm sugar or packed dark brown sugar

1 ½ tablespoons tahini

4 dried arbol chiles, broken into pieces and seeds removed

1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

1. Pour ¼ cup warm water into a blender. Add the peanut butter, vinegar, tamarind puree, low-sodium soy sauce, sweet soy sauce (if using), coconut palm sugar, tahini, chiles, ginger, and turmeric, and puree until completely smooth. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the sauce into a small bowl, and set it aside until ready to use. The sauce can be made up to 1 day in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.