Thanks to my adventurous mother, as far back as I can remember I have had a huge interest and affection for international cuisine with one of my favorites being Thai food.
I hope someday to travel to Thailand and immerse myself in the culture, eat the food, visit the beaches, and ride around in a TukTuk. Truthfully, I want to travel the entire world and explore exciting food destinations and I will admit that now and then I’ll close my eyes and imagine myself as the female equivalent to Anthony Bourdain, especially now that he has given up cigarettes!
However, my dream of traveling to distant countries is not tangible at the moment so in the meantime I can experiment at home by making paleo versions of my favorite dishes for my family and share my creations with you.
I hope you enjoy this sauce as much as we did!
Everyday Paleo Thai “No Peanut” Sauce.
½ cup almond butter
½ cup canned coconut milk or coconut cream concentrate
½ cup applesauce
Juice from ½ a lime
1 ½ teaspoons fresh grated ginger
½ teaspoon crushed garlic
Whisk all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl and serve as a dipping sauce. Below is how we have eaten the sauce over the last couple of days.
Over Grilled Chicken
This was John’s favorite. We simply grilled some chicken breasts seasoned with a little sea salt and pepper and topped the chicken with shredded carrots, diced cilantro, and the sauce.
Prawn Lettuce Wraps
I found some wild caught large prawns at our local health food store and I sauteed them in coconut oil with green onions, fresh basil and garlic and we wrapped the prawns in lettuce topped with the Thai “No Peanut” sauce and diced cilantro. The boys and I voted this one as our favorite.
Thai Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps
Last but not least, I browned up 1 lb of ground beef with some diced zucchini and seasoned with 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce, 1 tablespoon coconut aminos, and 2 teaspoons crushed garlic. We wrapped the beef in lettuce with shredded carrots, cilantro, and topped it with the sauce. It was good but we liked the chicken and shrimp the best.