Thursday, June 7, 2007
Anyone care for some dirty socks dipping sauce with that?
Last night we had Grilled Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce. They were pretty good. I think I would try another recipe the next time we had the desire to enjoy a satay. Or, at least cut down on the fish sauce in the dipping sauce, and increase the peanut butter. Scott liked it. But, for me, I don't want to have that distinctive, pungent flavor, coming out above all the others. I have made many dishes with this southeast Asian favorite. It is scary initially, when you are mixing everything up & you open the bottle & the aroma reaches your nostrils. What was that?! Dirty socks?! Wet dog? Horse blanket? Maybe it was just rotting fish guts... And, even with the terrifying smell, all the dishes I have tried in the past with fish sauce have a lovely flavor. This one... way too strong. No thank you. Sorry Emeril. This one had a little too much "Bam" for me.
Anyway. Maybe you want to try it for yourself & see what you think.