Nuoc Leo with Tamarind

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Condiments, Vietnamese

1 tb Tamarind paste 1/2 c Plus 3 tablespoons water 1 tb Vegetable oil 2 Cloves garlic, chopped 1/3 c Tuong 1 ts Granulated sugar 2 tb Peanut butter 2 tb Roasted Peanuts Soak the tamarind paste in the 3 tablespoons water. Heat the oil and add the chopped garlic; cook briefly. Add the water from the tamarind to the saucepan, discarding the remaining tamarind paste a,and seeds. Stir and add the tuong, 1/2 cup water, sugar, peanut butter. Mix well and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Sprinkle the nuts on top of the sauce and pour into individual bowls for serving.