Our Harvest Kitchen Food Service Manager, Chef Sean Kontos, loves sharing some of his recipes for the home cook.
“For this recipe, I wanted to highlight one of our bigger sellers these day at the café. Our Thai Chicken Wrap has been selling like crazy ever since we put it on the menu last month. The base of the sandwich is a peanut sauce that can be very versatile.
We use the sauce to dress shredded chicken, but it can also be used to marinate chicken before roasting or grilling; as the base of a noodle dish with shredded carrots, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, and broccoli; or with a little tweaking of the recipe, it can be made into a vinaigrette by upping the vinegar and adding a little sesame and/or other oil to it.”
Try This from Chef Sean!
Thai Peanut Sauce
2 c. water
1 c. smooth peanut butter
1/3 c. rice wine vinegar
1/3 c. coconut milk
1 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. chili paste (Sambal)
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. hoisin sauce
- All all ingredients to a sauce pot.
- While whisking frequently, slowly bring to a boil.
- Once it’s boiling, turn down to simmer.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes, continuing to whisk frequently.
About Chef Sean Kontos
Sean is a native of Dover, NH, who has been working in the food service industry for 13 years. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in culinary arts in 2011, he went on to cook around Nantucket and the seacoast of New Hampshire, focusing on local and sustainable cooking particularly tied to whole animal butchery. After backpacking through Europe, he and his now wife moved to Providence where he worked at Local 121, eventually becoming head chef. Most recently, he helped open Farm & Coast Market in South Dartmouth, MA, as a butcher and chef. Sean started out as a volunteer with our RI Farm to School program until moving on to work with Harvest Kitchen. Today he is an important part of our team, playing a major role in our local foods café, crafting our seasonal menu, and bringing skill and expertise to our operations.