Peanut Sauce

A spoon heavy with peanut sauce stands against a mason jar filled with peanut sauce.
Peanut Sauce
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    Servings Prep Time
    1 1/2 cups 15 minutes
    Cook Time
    10 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    1 1/2 cups 15 minutes
    Cook Time
    10 minutes
    A spoon heavy with peanut sauce stands against a mason jar filled with peanut sauce.
    Peanut Sauce
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      1 1/2 cups 15 minutes
      Cook Time
      10 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      1 1/2 cups 15 minutes
      Cook Time
      10 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: cups
      Instructions
      1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Whisk over low-medium heat until smooth. Increase heat to medium and whisk until slightly thickened and the sauce comes barely to a simmer (do not boil).
      2. Remove from heat and adjust thickness with a little more water or coconut milk if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.
      Recipe Notes

      -The sauce will thicken as it cools, adjust thickness with a splash of water or coconut milk to suit your taste.

      -The sauce will keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to a week and in the freezer for a month.

      Spicy Miso Shrimp

      Spicy Miso Shrimp served in a small decorative skillet on a dark wooden board.
      Spicy Miso Shrimp
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      Servings Prep Time
      4 people 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      4-6 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 people 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      4-6 minutes
      Spicy Miso Shrimp served in a small decorative skillet on a dark wooden board.
      Spicy Miso Shrimp
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      Servings Prep Time
      4 people 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      4-6 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 people 20 minutes
      Cook Time
      4-6 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      1. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel and set aside in a medium bowl. Whisk together remaining ingredients except for canola oil. Toss shrimp with paste.
      2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Once hot add shrimp and cook in a single layer. Cook for about 2-2 1/2 minutes per side until the paste starts to caramelize and stick to the shrimp.
      3. Remove shrimp to a serving plate and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro if desired. Serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      If the shrimp are too crowded in the pan they will not brown in the time it takes to cook them.  They only take minutes to cook, so cook in two batches if you do not have a large enough skillet.  Wipe out skillet between batches.

      Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

      Coconut Oatmeal Cookies rest on a blue and white striped napkin that is draped through a white wooden tray. A small glass bottle of milk sits to the side and a canister of cookies lays in the background.
      Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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        Servings Prep Time
        54 cookies 20 minutes
        Cook Time
        10-12 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        54 cookies 20 minutes
        Cook Time
        10-12 minutes
        Coconut Oatmeal Cookies rest on a blue and white striped napkin that is draped through a white wooden tray. A small glass bottle of milk sits to the side and a canister of cookies lays in the background.
        Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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          Servings Prep Time
          54 cookies 20 minutes
          Cook Time
          10-12 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          54 cookies 20 minutes
          Cook Time
          10-12 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: cookies
          Instructions
          1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
          2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.
          3. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.
          4. Add egg and molasses and beat to fully incorporate. Stir in vanilla.
          5. Add flour mixture, oatmeal and coconut. Mix until just combined and dough comes together.
          6. Line baking trays with parchment or silpat mat. Using a 1 ounce cookie scoop, scoop out dough, spacing 2 inches apart.
          7. Bake one tray at a time on the middle rack for 10-12 minutes.
          8. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on tray for 2-3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.

          Red Curry Coconut Shrimp

          Red Curry Coconut Shrimp
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            Servings
            3-4 people
            Servings
            3-4 people
            Red Curry Coconut Shrimp
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              Servings
              3-4 people
              Servings
              3-4 people
              Ingredients
              Servings: people
              Instructions
              1. Slice green onions, separating the white and reserving the green for garnish. Whisk together coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, and brown sugar.
              2. Heat oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add whites of green onion and garlic. Sauté for one minute and add shrimp in a single layer. Cook shrimp 2 minutes per side and remove from pan.
              3. Add coconut milk mixture to the pan and bring to a full simmer. Add snow peas and stir to coat. Allow to simmer uncovered about 4 minutes over medium/high heat. Stir once or twice until snow peas are just tender and the sauce has reduced to a syrupy consistency.
              4. Toss shrimp back into the pan and stir to coat with sauce and warm throughout for about 1 minute. Season lightly with salt.
              5. Serve immediately over rice and garnish with reserved sliced green onions, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

              Apple Date Cake with Pecan Streusel

              Apple Date Cake with Pecan Streusel
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                Servings Prep Time
                20-24 pieces 40 minutes
                Cook Time
                40 minutes
                Servings Prep Time
                20-24 pieces 40 minutes
                Cook Time
                40 minutes
                Apple Date Cake with Pecan Streusel
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                  Servings Prep Time
                  20-24 pieces 40 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  40 minutes
                  Servings Prep Time
                  20-24 pieces 40 minutes
                  Cook Time
                  40 minutes
                  Ingredients
                  Apple Date Cake
                  Pecan Streusel
                  Servings: pieces
                  Instructions
                  Pecan Streusel
                  1. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients and set aside.
                  Apple Date Cake
                  1. In a medium sauce pan combine dates and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occationally until dates are very soft and pasty, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in spiced rum. Allow to cool slightly before adding to recipe.
                  2. Preheat oven to 350℉ and lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan with non-stick spray or butter. Line the pan with parchment, overhanging on two sides (this allows you to lift the cake out of the pan).
                  3. While dates are cooling, whisk together the 2 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
                  4. In a seperate small bowl toss together chopped apple and 1 tbsp of flour. Set aside.
                  5. In a medium bowl whisk together sugar and oil. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating after each. Add dates, applesauce and buttermilk whisking to fully combine.
                  6. Whisk in dry ingredients until combined. Add diced apples, shaking off any excess flour as you add them. Stir to evenly distribute.
                  7. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with pecan streusel. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
                  8. Allow to cool completely prior to lifting out of the pan and cutting into desired portions. Serving with Spiced Rum Caramel is highly recommended.