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Evok'd

Tempted into the garden after breakfast by a mackerel grey cat that miaowed at me - stop sitting there, get out here. Roses, lavender and melissa - I crushed a leaf and it smelled so like the lemongrass prawns at munchy munchy that I cried out. Hot, sunny and windy today: I'm walking into town.

Mary on a Blackberry so pardon typing errors

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spride
21st Feb, 2004 18:48 (UTC)
No, no, no, it's food that's supposed to remind you of memories, not of food itself! Go back and read A la recherche... again.

And say hello to Gary for me.
marypcb
21st Feb, 2004 23:04 (UTC)
Re:
Well, munchy munchy is pain perdu as it's long gone :-) and gary waves and says hi!
spride
21st Feb, 2004 23:33 (UTC)
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/me waves back

You've lost me on the other stuff.
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marypcb
24th Feb, 2004 09:58 (UTC)
Re: Mucnhy Munchy
Tony and Ethel retired to Seattle taking the secret of the best peanut sauce in the world with them - alas alack woeaday! :-)
(Anonymous)
6th Jun, 2012 20:02 (UTC)
Re: Mucnhy Munchy
I loved that restaurant too. Between 1981 and when they closed, I went every week - sometimes twice. When they left to go to Seattle, they left left a cavern in my life that has never been filled. I found your post, hoping the secret of their peanut sauce had been deposited in cyberspace - fat chance.

Here is the closest I have ever got to recreating it:

Roast some skinned unsalted peanuts.

Fry chilli sauce in oil (I used Thai red curry paste from M+S).

Add tamarind water and palm sugar to the oil.

Grind roasted peanuts (when they have turned a good brown). Add to liquid.

Adjust flavour by adding dark soy , roasted sessame oil, shrimp paste and more palm sugar if needed.

Sorry there are no quantities. On reflection some garlic might help it along in the chilli-frying stage.

I wonder if Ethel Owe ever wrote a recipe book?


Munchy maniac - York

marypcb
1st Aug, 2012 13:16 (UTC)
Re: Mucnhy Munchy
sounds yummy. I've tried adding galangal as well...
marypcb
5th Aug, 2012 20:16 (UTC)
Re: Mucnhy Munchy
more discussions about recreating the peanut sauce here ;-)
http://marypcb.livejournal.com/197641.html
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