Hot Party Food Spicey Peanut Sauce

SPICY PEANUT SAUCE

*  1 cup chunky peanut butter
*  1/2 cup very hot water
*  1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
*  1/3 cup lime juice
*  1/4 cup soy sauce
*  2 tablespoons sesame oil
*  2 tablespoons Chinese Chile paste with garlic
*  6 garlic cloves
*  3 scallions, white parts and then 4 inches of the green part  tops, chopped finely
*  1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Combine peanut butter, water, brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and the chile paste in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk all of these ingredients together until all combined.
Then stir in the garlic.   Add the scallions and the cilantro.  Chill very well before serving.
You can make this sauce up to 5 days ahead of when you want to serve it, but put in a tightly sealed container and keep refrigerated.

This spicy peanut sauce goes with so many different foods, which is why we put this on here, because for a great party food, you need a great party side that can be used to make all sorts of amazing dishes…just by drizzling or pouring.  Think of putting this on glass noodles, ziti for kids, grilled chicken bites, homemade bite sized fishcakes or crab cakes, beef tenderloins, grilled zucchini or squash.  Will add spice and some extra flavor to most party foods that you want to serve.

For peanut lovers who don’t like spice view my peanut butter brownie and peanut butter party clusters recipes.

Zucchini in Tomato and Basil

zucchini tomato basil
ZUCCHINI IN TOMATO & BASIL

*  4 Zuccinis cut into 1/2″ slices
*  1 cup of coarsely chopped tomatoes
*  1 teaspoon of basil
*  1 tablespoon of parsley
*  1/4 teaspoon of salt
*  1/8 teaspoon pepper
*  2 teaspoons lemon juice
*  2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Place the zuccini slices in medium saucepan and then add 1/4 cup water
Cook over medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes until crisp outside, tender
inside.  Drain this.  Add tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, parsley, lemon juice,
mix this well.  Cook and stir about 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Sprinkle cheese.  For more party food ideas.