This Thai-inspired sauce also goes well with chicken, pork, or lamb.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together lemon grass, 1/4 cup ginger, garlic, cilantro, 1 minced chile, and 3/4 cup peanut oil in a large bowl. Add the shrimp, and toss to coat; let marinate at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat a grill for medium-high heat.

  • Meanwhile, pour lime juice, rice vinegar, mirin, soy sauce, and water into the bowl of a blender or food processor. Add the lime zest, 1 tablespoon ginger, fish sauce, 2 chile peppers, garlic, and peanut butter; process until smooth. While processing, slowly pour in the peanut oil; process until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl, stir in mint, cilantro and chopped peanuts; season to taste with salt.

  • Remove shrimp from marinade, shaking off any excess. Grill on preheated grill until pink and firm, about 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

535 calories; 29.2 g protein; 14.9 g carbohydrates; 172.5 mg cholesterol; 647.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
I made the shrimp in the marinade as written but decided I didn't want to use the sauce just for dipping so I added 2 tablespoons of coconut milk to it and served it over rice noodles instead. This was just an outstanding meal thank you for posting it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2009
It is a pity but this recipe didn t work for me. The marinade was great so spicy and delicious. I will use it for grilled shrimp. But I didn t care for the peanut butter sauce. I didn t have mirin and used white wine with sugar instead (a suggestion from one cooking site) maybe it was a wrong way but this sauce had a "sweet and sour thing" I didn t like. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
I made the shrimp in the marinade as written but decided I didn't want to use the sauce just for dipping so I added 2 tablespoons of coconut milk to it and served it over rice noodles instead. This was just an outstanding meal thank you for posting it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
Yum! I followed the recipe exactly except for leaving the prawns in the marinade for about an hour and a half (unexpected store run). Excellent! I'm thrilled that I have leftover vinaigrette for steak salad this week. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2008
This sauce tastes very similar to one I've made for a Mongolian hot pot dinner but turned out significantly thinner which led me to use a tsp. of cornstarch and water to quickly thicken it a touch. The flavor is actually so impeccable that making the marinade isn't really necessary so I'll definitely be skipping that step next time around. I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
This was the BEST peanut sauce I have tried and it complimented the shrimp (and I added chicken as well) perfectly. My family was over and it was a huge hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2008
I didnt marinate the shrimp. I grilled them with salt and fresh ground pepper. The sauce was enough to make you want to slap someone. We added cornstarch to thicken it up a bit but it was really awesome. Just the right spice balanced by the peanut butter. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2008
pretty good a little too much vinager for us. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2009
It is a pity but this recipe didn t work for me. The marinade was great so spicy and delicious. I will use it for grilled shrimp. But I didn t care for the peanut butter sauce. I didn t have mirin and used white wine with sugar instead (a suggestion from one cooking site) maybe it was a wrong way but this sauce had a "sweet and sour thing" I didn t like. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2009
This is very very good. I followed the recipe almost exactly. The only thing I changed was adding coconut oil instead of peanut oil in the sauce (which is healthier and added a very subtle coconut flavor to the already delicious sauce). The sauce is a little runnier than most peanut sauces I'm used to- it's definitely more of a vinaigrette I added a couple tsps of cornstarch and still found it a little runny- delicious over rice though! There is a pile of sauce left over... if you're just dipping the shrimp you could probably get away with halving it.. A couple of people have mentioned skipping the marinade... do NOT do this! The marinade is absolutely delicious with flavors of lemongrass garlic and ginger... I marinated mine about 45 mins and didn't wipe the chunks off the shrimp before grilling. My bf thought the shrimp was delicious and ate it on its own... I thought it complemented the flavors in the sauce wonderfully. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2014
Too much work and too many ingredients for an ok dish. Read More
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