Coconut Cream & Roasted Peanut Sauce

Menu Part: 
Sauce
Cuisine Type: 
Asian
Serves: 
70

A creamy combination of peanuts, ginger, lemongrass and Campbell’s® 50 oz. Cream of Mushroom Soup, this coconut sauce is on-trend and delicious over rice noodles and pork belly in an Asian noodle bowl.

Ingredients

4 Tbsp. Sesame oil
2 Tbsp. Ginger, minced or paste
2 Tbsp. Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. Lemongrass paste
4 Tbsp. Curry powder
2 cups Peanuts, roasted
4 Tbsp. Soy sauce
2 Tbsp. Hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Fish sauce
27 oz. Coconut milk
1 can (50 oz. each) Cream Of Mushroom Soup
40 oz. Water
4 cups Peanuts, roasted and lightly crushed

Steps

  1. Cook sesame oil, ginger, garlic, lemongrass paste and curry powder in a saucepan on medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Add in peanuts, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, fish sauce and coconut milk and turn heat up to medium-high.
  3. When mixture is warm, add Campbell's® Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup and water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Blend sauce until smooth.
  5. Add remaining peanuts and serve warm.
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Additional Tips

Additional Tips

May use fresh lemongrass instead of lemongrass paste – simply dice and put it in cheesecloth. Remove before blending.
Add heat with cayenne pepper, chipotle, or a diced jalapeño.

Great with chicken, pork loin and tenderloin, dry cooking cuts of beef, seafood and fish. Also wonderful to use with vegetables served over rice.

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