Around the World in 80 Recipes

This site was created for those who would like to recreate the meals I have written about in the "Around the World in 80 Meals" site. ( On that site, I describe the meals that are cooked for me by people from many different cultures...I enjoy eating those meals and I hope to shed a more positive light on the multicultural society in the Netherlands.

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I'm Dutch/American, 29 years old, and love getting to know new people and new cultures. Plus I enjoy a good meal! So what better way to combine these interests than through this blog? The idea is to talk to my hosts about what role food plays in their life, who taught them how to cook, what differences they see between local (food) culture and their own, etc. I started out in the Netherlands, but continued the project after my move to the UK in 2007. Email: eightymeals at yahoo dot com

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Surinamese spicy peanut sauce

This sauce is not easy or fast to prepare, but if you don't have an Oma Tjoekoep and you don't want to use ready made sauce, this is the way to go!


2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
ginger, 1 inch cube, finely chopped.
peanut butter, about 200 grams
tomato paste, small can
soy sauce, 2 tablespoons
oil, 2 tablespoons
vinegar, 1 tablespoon
chilli paste (sambal), 1 tablespoon
cilantro, 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
milk or water
salt to taste

Heat oil softly in a small pan (preferably thick-bottomed or teflon coated). Add the garlic, chilli paste and ginger and heat at a low fire.
Then throw in the peanut butter. Once it has melted in the heat add the tomato paste and mix well. To create a thinner sauce add milk or water to taste, while stirring. Finally add the soy sauce, vinegar and the cilantro. Add salt to taste.
The sauce is done when it becomes a bit grainy and the oil starts floating to the top.


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