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  • n. A Georgian sauce made of walnuts and served cold either as a dipping sauce for bread, or sauce for boiled or fried game or fish.


From Georgian საცივი (sac’ivi). (Wiktionary)


  • I was drawn to Chicken Satsivi, a Georgian dish, because of the sauce, satsivi, which is a paste of walnuts, sauteed onions, coriander, and garlic, liquidized with a broth and perfumed with cinnamon and paprika.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Georgians love to combine coriander/cilantro and walnuts such as in satsivi, the national sauce.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • According to Ms. Rowe, satsivi is the most popular sauce made in Georgian households, and it can accompany vegetables, fish, and turkey, in addition to chicken.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • I hope you try the satsivi, for it has a wonderful combination of flavors.

    Weekend Cookbook Challenge # 16 - Chicken Satsivi

  • The gulyas was really outstanding and the satsivi sauce is just really tasty and interesting...there are so many more recipes that tempt me in this book.

    Weekend Cookbook Challenge # 16 - Chicken Satsivi

  • Walnuts have long been pressed for their aromatic oil, were once made into milk in Europe and China, and came to provide the rich, flavorful backbone of sauces in Persia (fesenjan), Georgia (satsivi), and Mexico (nogado).

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • A satsivi - cold chicken served in a nutty cream sauce - was refreshing and well made (200 rubles, $6).

    The St. Petersburg Times


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