Okay to use almond butter?

  • Posted by: fuhsi
  • April 29, 2012
Suya Swordfish
Recipe question for: Suya Swordfish


fuhsi April 29, 2012
thanks, everybody: I've gleaned much cooking wisdom from your answers.
Kitsune April 29, 2012
I would guess no for "Almond butter", yes to tahini though.
MikeI April 29, 2012
The flavor profile the recipe creator was trying to achieve was along the lines of a Thai Peanut Sauce. There would be nothing 'wrong' per-say to use another nut butter; it would just change the profile. The one consideration would be smoke point / sugar content. Peanuts have a much lower smoke point - this allows the 'roasted' flavor to come through. Walnuts' smoke point are similar; that would be the next logical nutmeat/oil.
PhillipBrandon April 29, 2012
I think almond butter would be a great alternative in this recipe! Cashew butter is another choice that might have a flavor profile more similar to that of peanut butter, but I personally love almonds and the flavor of almond butter.
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