The Best Thai Curry-Peanut Sauce


I received a basic thai peanut sauce recipe from a very kind friend back in Oregon who worked at a popular Thai restaurant there and modified it with my own taste. Made this a lot of times and always got rave reviews, try it and you won't regret it!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
7 cups


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste

  • 1 ¼ cups creamy peanut butter

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 3 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the aroma of the garlic has mellowed, about 1 minute. Add the red curry paste, and stir for 1 minute more. Whisk in the peanut butter, brown sugar, chili powder, cayenne pepper, fish sauce, sesame oil, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and is smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
16g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 28
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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