Sichuan Cashew Sauce
This nutty, Asian-inspired condiment gets a spicy kick from hot chili in oil and Chinese Five Spice. Serve with crunchy jicama or carrots, fried wontons or toss with cold noodles.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup hot chili in oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Chinese Five Spice
1 1/2 cups chopped toasted cashews
1/2 cup McCormick® Gourmet Crystallized Ginger, chopped
1 cup chopped green onions
1. Mix peanut butter, hot chili in oil, lime juice and Chinese Five Spice in medium bowl until well blended. Add cashews and ginger; mix well. Add green onions; toss gently.
2. Store leftover sauce in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 3 1/2 cups or 28 (2-tablespoon) servings.
Test Kitchen Tip: Hot chili in oil is available in Asian markets and online specialty stores. Lao Gan Ma is a well-known brand.