Thai-Style Peanut Sauce with Honey
Most peanut sauce is does not have enough peanut for me, thus this creation. It isn't often friends will eat a sauce with a spoon, but there is never any of this left over.
Most peanut sauce is does not have enough peanut for me, thus this creation. It isn't often friends will eat a sauce with a spoon, but there is never any of this left over.
Very good recipe. The only suggestion that I have is that the vinegar is very strong when you first mix it. If you can make it the day before and let it mellow, use all of the vinegar, but if you need to use it right away, I would cut down on the amount of vinegar.Read More
I tried to use this recipe as a dipping sauce seeing as so many reviews said you could eat it with a spoon and found that the garlic, ginger and cayenne really overpowered the peanut flavor. Would probably be good to marinate and cook with, but wasn't so great as a straight dipping sauce.Read More
Very good recipe. The only suggestion that I have is that the vinegar is very strong when you first mix it. If you can make it the day before and let it mellow, use all of the vinegar, but if you need to use it right away, I would cut down on the amount of vinegar.
There are no words for how many times I've tried to make my own version of this and failed miserably. Okay, we can start with "too salty" and "just plain wrong", but after that it's just a mess of tears and failure. THIS RECIPE IS PERFECT. If I had to say that there's anything wrong with it, it's that it's so good, I literally want to put it on everything. In addition to traditional chicken satay, I thin it with a little oil for salad dressing, use it as a dip for chicken nuggets, vegetables, crackers, bread, fingers, the palm of my hand, etc.... Quick lunch? Pour this bad boy sauce into a bowl of cooked spaghetti noodles. Oh yeah, I've done it. And I'll do it again, too.
Thanks for the review from RobertaB. She pointed out I forgot a critical ingredient when I posted the recipe to all recipes. The recipe should include 3 TBS of soy sauce I have contacted AllRecipes to have the recipe corrected. I'm not sure how I missed adding this before posting. Thanks for enjoying the recipe.
This is a great start but I felt like it needed something. I added 3T of Soy Sauce, a handful of chopped cilantro and substituted water for the olive oil. Served it tossed with whole wheat noodles and topped with sauteed broccoli, red peppers and onion. Excellent!
I used this to make Thai Chicken Pizza from this site and substituted lime juice for the rice vinegar. I love, love, love this. Can't wait to try it on noodles.
I will admit - my husband wanted to eat this with a spoon! When I first tasted it, I wasn't all that impressed, but when I started eating it with the chicken satay I made - YUM!! Next time I will make it a bit spicier - was a little mellow with the red pepper because of the kids, they didn't really like it, so more of a kick it will have next time. Thank you for this great sauce, it was awesome! Thrilled I could be the first to review it!
This was WAY easy and delicious! I just added some fresh squeezed lime just because I had some on hand. It really brought out the tangy-ness of the ginger.
Simple and Tasty! I have tried a few recipes and bottles for this and this is by far the best. Try this for a quick dinner. Boil linguini as directed, during the last two minutes if cook time, add shredded carrots and julienned pea pods, strain and pour peanut sauce over the top. Add chopped peanuts. YUM!
YUM! I served this to go over the Vietnamese Meatballs. It was a great combination. I wanted a bit more kick to the sauce, so I added a bit of dried basil & some curry spice. I also heated the sauce before serving over the meatballs. This one's a keeper!
Delicious. I subbed 1/8 tsp. ground ginger and used the sauce with one pound of whole wheat linguine, and sauteed shallots, snap peas, mushrooms, and grated carrots. Great flavor. Next time, I would double the sauce.
I substituted thai chili sauce for the hot sauce. The sauce seemed a little too thin when I first made it, so I added a tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter. But, by the evening when I served it, it had thickened up and I had to add a little soy sauce to thin it out. Definitely let it sit and thicken before adjusting the recipe. I served it with chicken and it was tasty. I'll probably try the leftover sauce on noodles.
I enjoyed this a lot, using what I had, like reduced fat peanut butter mixed with almond butter and chopping up some almonds to take the place of crunchy peanut butter. Fresh Ginger is best for sure. It went well with diced chicken and multi-grain fettuccine with chopped broccoli for color and nutrition. A few mushrooms and some diced onion helped provide more of a balanced meal in one. Update: Another way I love to use this is as a Pizza Sauce. Goes very well w/ Thai Chicken Pizza on this site. Also, I don't think it's designed as a dipping sauce. 5 stars for a non dipping sauce w/ great flavor...pasta, pizza, Flatbread and also RAMEN noodles which are a fun alternative. Grate some carrots, add chopped Broc florets and chopped green onion...change up on my usual pasta. Feel free to add a dash of fish sauce and or Hoisin sauce for added flavor.
I tried to use this recipe as a dipping sauce seeing as so many reviews said you could eat it with a spoon and found that the garlic, ginger and cayenne really overpowered the peanut flavor. Would probably be good to marinate and cook with, but wasn't so great as a straight dipping sauce.
This was really good :) I love vinegar so I found the amount to be just right. I did add a squirt of siracha to it to add some heat
Great with noodles and chicken. I used chili paste instead of the red pepper flakes for a little extra heat.
Pretty darn good, the texture was great, most peanut sauces get lumpy (probably because this one is not cooked). I added another 1/4 cup peanut butter because it was too sweet as is. Next time, I think I would cut the honey in half or so and still add more peanut butter and maybe some chopped peanuts. Great on chicken and noodles!
I used this sauce for a thai chicken pizza. It was great! We topped with julienne carrots, snow peas, broccoli, chicken, peanuts, and pepperjack. Yum!
After the fact, I realize the submitter wanted more peanut flavor... because that was the only thing I was going to say, my bf and I agreed it was a little much. Still, a great homemade recipe! Next time I'd probably use a little less of both the honey and PB to suite our preferences. Overall fantastic!!
I modified it a bit when I made it, and it turned out great! Instead of rice vinegar, I used the juice of 1/2 a large lime. Instead of pepper flakes, I used a teaspoon of chili sauce. I also added the zest of an entire lime. I used this as a dressing for coleslaw (shredded cabbage, carrot, red bell peppers, green onion, cilantro, toasted sesame seeds, chopped peanuts).
As written (with the soy addition) it was a little too salty, but with a little added peanut butter it was awesome!
I tasted this and decided to add some sriracha sauce and some crushed peanuts instead of crunchy peanut butter. I used it on some chicken satay pizzas.
Oh, my! This stuff is the BEST. We just had hot pot for New Year's Eve and I made this as a dipping sauce for the chicken and pork...I can't tell you which one we liked better, as both were awesome. (My 12-year-old son was drenching his meat in it) I was out of rice vinegar, so used lime juice as suggested by many with wonderful results. It is VERY IMPORTANT to let this sit for a few hours to meld the flavors. When I was mixing it, I didn't feel the taste was that spectacular...so happy to be wrong!
A very good peanut sauce. I added a little minced fresh basil.
Yummy! Made this for men's bible study and it never made it to the table. It was eaten right out of the bowl and I had to make more.
This was very good! I reduced the rice vinegar to 1 Tablespoon as another reviewer recommended (I was using it right away). I served this with skinless chicken breasts, carrots and onions that I had cooked in some olive oil. All served over whole grain spaghetti. The kids gobbled it up! Thanks for the recipe!
I thought this recipe was tasty. I mixed it up with Ramen noodles (used the beef ones w/out the beef packet). I definitely didn't need more peanut butter (PB) flavor. I like the PB flavor to be there but not overpowering. I didn't add any crunchy PB (just not what I prefer, but if you want texture variation, go for it.) I added the 1/4 cup of creamy PB, and it was plenty for me. It's a very rich tasting sauce. Next time I'll add some veggies or meat to my dish to dilute the strong flavor. But if you're someone who likes the PB to be strong, add it to your taste. I did eat this right after making it and didn't find it to be bitter. If you're worried about that, add half of the rice vinegar then taste it before you add more. Very good recipe and very versatile - add or take away what works with your preferences.
EASY and good. I took the advice of others and used lime juice but also added the rice vinegar. We also added about 1/2 t. Pampered Chef Asian seasoning and a dash of of garam masala and cinnamon. My son said he thinks he'll add some hot oil in place of the olive oil when he makes again as he likes it hotter.
I really liked it. I have used it on broiled asparagus and on a stir fry with chicken. I had extra and it is staying great in the refrig.
I just made this sauce to go with fresh spring rolls. Because I did not have any rice vinegar I used 1 Tbs white vinegar and 1 Tbs red wine vinegar. Making a bunch of different sauces for our meal tonight, this was by far the most popular and will be made again! :D Thank you for a delicious recipe.
Fantastic. I made it exactly the way it asked me to, but added a teaspoon or so of lime juice. It was too sweet for me other wise. Mixed it with linguini, snow pea pods, carrots, and scallions for a DELICIOUS meal. Definitely recommend it to anyone. Very easy to make.
I made this as a stir-fry sauce for vegetables over coconut rice (1 cup leftover coconut milk, 1 cup water, 1 cup rice - cook - done) and it was a complete hit! My only adjustment was that I added an extra tbls of soy sauce and upped the 1/4 cup of peanut butter to 1/3 cup. Super delicious and easy meal.
This sauce is so delicious. I served it as a dipping sauce for asian lettuce wraps. It tasted sooo good! I used only crunchy peanut butter, and loved the texture of that. I also used water instead of the oil, and it was perfect! Thanks for such a great recipe.
This will be my staple peanut sauce. Unfortunately I was out of everything so if my subs turned out this great I can only imagine how following the recipe perfectly would turn out. I used almond butter, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar for the peanut butter, honey, and rice vinegar. I prefer mine a little spicier so I sprinkled in some dried ground chipotle. Tremendous!
Yummy! Loved this peanut sauce; creamy and tasty; I used 1 tsp blue agave. Thanks!
I have never taken the time to rate a recipe but this one was great! I did not have fresh ginger so I used powdered ginger and it was still great! My picky husband even like it....and the kiddos
Awesome sauce. I used it to accompany grilled chicken skewers.
This recipe was edited by the Allrecipes Staff on 11/19/2008.
Great recipe. I had some already spiced peanut butter so didn't need the ginger and pepper flakes. Used the garlic, added agave nectar instead of honey and no sesame oil because I didn't have any. It came out great!
use Thai Peanut sauce with Cashew chicken
The best peanut sauce I've ever made!
Excellent, I followed the advice of other reviews and only used one tablespoon of rice vinegar, and to cut down on the fat I used 2 tablespoons of water and one tablespoon of evoo (becasue I didn't have any sesame oil). Great recipe, thanks for sharing!
Pretty good. A little on the thicker side. You can omit soy sauce for coconut amino acids to cut down on amount of soy. Also omit peanut butter for sunbutter/almond butter if you are allergic to peanuts.
Mmmm. A hit! I dip almost anything in this sauce.
This was a great recipe. I replaced the ginger root with some thai sweet chili sauce. Also, instead of chunky peanut butter (which was optional), I added crushed peanuts. At the suggestion of others, I added some chopped basil. I served this with rice noodles, tofu, and veggies. This is definitely a keeper!
My foodie son said "Don't lose this recipe Mom!" Really good and takes chicken to a new place. We try to eat healthy so are always looking for new ways to change up chicken. Used half as marinade on grilled chicken. Warmed other half and poured over spaghetti noodles. Followed reciped to a T except used lime juice instead on vineager. Great way to add something different to your rotation. Just try it!
Yowza! This is great, I was licking the bowl like a kid after I made it!
Wow! This is perfect. Really. I made this just as written except added about 1/8 t. of ginger since I didn't have any fresh on hand. As other reviewers suggested, I also laid off the vinegar a little, adding 1 1/2 tablespoons.
Very good peanut sauce. Served with chicken satay over soba noodles. I garnished my dish with cilantro to enhance the flavor.
This was a great balance between peanut, sweet, and hot. Very creamy too. I used low sodium soy sauce and ginger paste from a jar. I used this to make peanut noodles and it was perfect! Thanks.
Very good, added sriracha sauce for an added bite. Used it for chicken meatballs, spinach vermicelli and tons of veggies. A definite repeat is in order!!
Been looking for a sauce like this for so long! 5 stars for being one you can adjust to taste, but aswesome as is.***But I wil admit I add either chili garlic paste or siriacha (hot sauce) to taste when I make this. Mmm good
Love this sauce! I omit both the oils and use a little less PB to make it lower fat, but it's still delicious, easy and versatile. Good with noodles, and I often serve it over any sort of steamed veg (makes bland vegetables taste great) and brown rice with curry-seasoned chicken. Agree with the riesling pairing, would be good with any aromatic, hi-acidity white; I had it with a fruity tempranillo the other day which was good, too.
This was not THAI peanut sauce...It was DISAPPOINTMENT SAUCE. We eat authentic Thai food at least once a week and I thought because of the ratings this might compare...it did not.
I likedthe rice wine and honey ingredients. Very yummy!
Very simple, very easy and better than any other peanut sauce I've tried. I'm not a huge fan, but my daughter LOVES it, so this was for her. Great on chicken satay over rice. Thanks for a perfect recipe for a quick peanut sauce!
Wish I could give it 10 stars, this is amazing stuff! I added a little more peanut butter just to thicken it and I really love the peanut flavor, otherwise this was an absolutley perfect recipe! Thanks a million!!!
I LOVE this sauce! I've made this sauce so many times with different things. I love it on my chicken, zucchini noodles, spaghetti noodles, dumpling dip, and so on. I don't normally use the crushed red pepper though because I don't like things with that kick, but I have tried it both ways and it's delicious.
This is really good, but being a nut free home ( my son is allergic to peanuts), I used Sunflower butter instead or peanut butter and it came out great, can't even tell it's not peanut butter. Made the whole recipe and there was none left.
I would not suggest removing the vinegar - it adds just the right amount of zip! The recipe can obviously be played with to adjust for the amount of heat and spices as per individual taste - but the recipe "as is" is terrific!!
Tastes great and is super simple to make with staple items!
This is outstanding! I have been making your recipe now for more than 1 year and my (6-year-old) daughter and I leave NONE in the pan at the end of dinner. I stuff myself with food just to excuse having more sauce! I omit red pepper flakes and use only creamy peanut butter but leave the rest as is. Delish!
Very good recipe. I used the ingredients as listed. Instead of mixing in a bowl, I used a saucepan and heated the mixture to gentle boil, whisking constantly. It seemed a bit easier than mixing in a bowl.
YUM! Was a bit worried when combining the ingredients at the proportion of everything but wow perfect perfect. I just added extra ginger and garlic. Delish! Sauteed shrimp in sesame oil with red pepper flakes and chopped onion, stir fried with rice noodles, some of this sauce and a little bit of water for a perfect pasta dish. Wasnt expecting much really out of this sauce but what a great zing! Doesnt just taste like boring peanut butter!!
Really yummy. Like others suggested, I used warm water in place of the olive oil and natural peanut butter (no sugar), so it wasn't too sweet. I used crunchy peanut butter for a little texture and extra chilies for a bit more heat. This will definitely be my 'go to' peanut sauce recipe.
This is yummy and easy, I did have to double it however.
Mighty tasty! My kids love it (without all the spicyness, of course) and we love it WITH all the spicyness.
This was a delicious peanut sauce to go with our chicken satay tonight. I poured the extra over noodles; we didn't like that, but that's irrelevant as we never have really liked the peanut butter sauces on noodles. This made a delicious dipping sauce and I'd definitely make it again! Thanks for the recipe!
Wow this sauce was just so delicious!!
I rarely take the time to write a review, but this recipe is worth it! I made lettuce wraps for my moms birthday celebration. I whipped up the recipe, tried it and knew immediately that I would need to double the batch. Everyone loved it! Great balance of flavor. And super simple. No cooking and basic ingredients that most people would have on hand. Thanks you so much!
We stir-fried some chicken and veggies and made a salad, used this as the dressing. It was excellent!
This is a great peanut sauce. I followed the recipe at first, just cutting back on the olive oil to 1 tbsp. After tasting, the flavor was great, but I wanted a thicker consistency. For those that are complaining about this being thin, simply stir in more peanut butter a teaspoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Quick, easy, and very tasty!
This peanut sauce is AMAZING and so simple to make!! I've made it multiple times and is my go-to when I have tofu and rice noodles on hand. Also top with fresh cilantro and peanuts when I have them.
Absolutely fabulous! I didn't have rice vinegar on hand, so I used champagne vinegar. Also cut corners on time and used garlic powder and ginger. It's true - we wanted to finish it up by eating the sauce with a spoon!
SO GOOD! Definitely try pouring the sauce over stir fried chicken and vegetables. It tastes AWESOME.
Great sauce for chicken satay.
This was exactly what I was looking for! I used it to go in my chicken, napa cabbage and chow mien noodle wrap. Thanks for sharing!
so yummy...I served this as a stir fry with chicken and veggies
Excellent! Just what we needed for our lettuce wraps!
Very tasty! I added some cauliflower and onion for vegetables, and mixed it with some spicy sesame linguine. I would recommend using a mild honey, since I used a dark melter honey in the sauce ended up tasting more like honey than peanut butter despite having 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
Too much vinegar. Too much oil. Garlic does not belong in peanut sauce, nor ginger in these amounts. Yuck! Wasted a bunch of ingredients. Going back to my PB-hoisin peanut sauce w/enough coconut milk to thin.
This was very yummy! I used this sauce to make the "Thai chicken pizza" from this site (which is also very good by the way). I used all the honey and didn't find it too sweet, but that was likely because I used natural peanut butter (just crushed peanuts - no added sugar). I will use this for any recipe that calls for peanut sauce.
Followed the recipe exactly but it had too much honey for me... I used raw organic honey so it is very powerful. I will make this again but will cut back on the honey add just a splash more rice vinegar for a little more acidity.
Amazing! I had my doubts as I was mixing everything together...but the finished product is fantastic! I usually use store bought peanut sauce....never again, this puts that stuff to shame!
This was amazing! I made it with stir-fried veggies and my boyfriend literally licked his plate. We have plans to make it again this week. So tasty!!
This recipe was fabulous! I made it just as the recipe stated. It was great drizzled over the shrimp and veggie lettuce wraps I had made. The recipe tasted just like at our favorite local Thai Restaurant. I will defiantly make again and incorporate it into other dishes. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
We loved this! I served it over chicken and rice with a ring of broccoli. I used 1/2 cup extra crunchy peanut butter and omitted the peanut topping seen in some photos.
Excellent and easy to do for a quick dinner fix... Yum!
My family and I loved this sauce. I used it with chicken and stir fried vegetables and added pad thai noodles, a sprinkling of lime juice and a little chopped cilantro. Really good!
The peanut sauce is also great to eat with french fries!You can make Indonesian GadoGado this is a salad made with all kind of cooked cold veggies like bean sprouts,coliflower green beans , cold potato and hard boiled eggs with warm peanut sauce.With white rice and with or without meat a great meal.Also you can put some coconutmilk or shredded coconut in the peanut sauce.
This as become my go to sauce for making peanuty noodles
My family and I love the strong peanut flavour. I have used this recipe more times then I can remember. I usually use chopped peanuts instead of crunchy peanut butter, cut the amount of soy sauce in half as I find it a bit salty and use less vinegar then recommended as it is a bit strong. Great sauce!
I tried this last nite and it was quick and easy to make. The extra crunchy peanut butter really makes a difference. I have sent this to all my friends.
Great flavor! I served it over some steak lettuce wraps and it was awesome.
Really great sauce - love it! Does anyone know if it requires refrigeration? I prefer not to refrigerate it so it doesn't thicken, but I'd like to know what others think.
kinda sweet, not peanutty enough for me. Sat on the counter for 3hrs. Everyone loved it.
Quick and Easy. I didn't have rice vinegar so I used regular vinegar and thought it couldn't be better. I tossed my chicken and stir fry veggies in it. Then served over rice. YUM YUM YUM!
This recipe was delicious. I added less soy sauce the second time I made this and I prefer it this way. Less salty. I will use this again and again.
a little thick for my taste. next time I will add some water. Maybe a touch of sugar as well.