Perhaps it isn't the first thing that pops in your mind when you think of perfect pairings for a sweet, creamy, all natural peanut butter, but spicy peanut dishes are some of the most popular in the world. Think about peanuts crushed over a plate of pad thai or dipping chicken satay into a tangy peanut sauce. Without getting overly complicated, you can replicate these SouthEast Asian flavors on a piece of toast in your kitchen at home, just get yourself a jar of HomePlate, a bit of sriracha (or another favorite Asian-style hot sauce) and there you go!
It seems like peanuts are popular in cultures all across the globe. There are peanut curries from India and peanuts used in ceviches in South America. Our marketing guy claims that he was once served an entire salad bowl full of stir fried peanuts in southern China and the English translation on the menu for the dish was "halogen peanuts". Literally hundreds of peanuts in a bowl with some spicy sauce.
This toast is a great blend of cultures. The sweet peanut butter toast that we grew up with and the spice of sriracha and herbaceous quality of the cilantro. It's all heavenly. Want a bit more crunch to it? Slice up some cucumber and throw it on there as well. Want a bit more tang, like the spicy, vinegary cucumbers and onions that come on the side when you pop open a take out order of chicken satay? Let those cucumber slices soak in a bit of vinegar and sugar for an hour (eat the rest as a snack some other time).
- HomePlate Peanut Butter
- Sriracha (or something similar
- A couple pieces of bread (sourdough is best)
- Peanuts (optional)
- Cilantro (optional)
- Toast a slice of bread.
- Spread your favorite variation of HomePlate Peanut Butter on the toasted bread.
- Squeeze a bit of sriracha on top. How spicy do you like it?
- Add a few leaves of fresh cilantro (if you're a fan)
- Sprinkle on a few crushed peanuts on top (because texture)
- Take a photo for the gram and tag @homeplatepb
- Take a bite.
- Realize it's sort of ridiculous that you have never tried this before.
- Take another bite.
Be sure to use HomePlate Peanut Butter for your sandwich as it is gluten free, protein rich, low in sugar (keto friendly!) and contains no hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup! Also it's really, really good. So good it can make you feel like you're flying off to Never Never Land just like Peter Pan