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How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars
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"This is one of those recipes you're going to have to taste and adjust to your palate. Consider this a template that you can tailor to your personal taste. It has a gorgeous, luxurious texture. It's fantastic on any grilled meat or vegetables or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 126
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 -1/2 cup)

Directions

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  1. Place peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Whisk garlic, brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil into peanut butter, followed by lime juice and chile-garlic sauce.
  2. Bring coconut milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat; pour over into peanut butter mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped red pepper, cilantro, and peanuts.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you use a "name-brand" type of peanut butter, you should adjust the amount of sugar you add to the sauce.
  • Serve this with Beef Satay. The sauce can be made ahead of time. Thin with hot water, if needed.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 126 calories; 10 6.7 4.4 0 208 Full nutrition

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This is an awesome recipe! I have made this several times, and have tried a few different things to suit this to my taste. You can add curry for a little more spice, if you'd like, but it is won...

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I made this twice, once as written and once with garlic chili sauce instead of siracha. Both sauces were good, but not great and the flavors of both spices were a little different for me. I pr...

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This is an awesome recipe! I have made this several times, and have tried a few different things to suit this to my taste. You can add curry for a little more spice, if you'd like, but it is won...

This sauce was EXCELLENT! So very tasty....the flavors blended so well together so it didn't just taste like peanut butter. The sesame oil and fresh lime juice are a MUST. Paired with spring r...

Excellent sauce.

Excellent balance of flavors, though we like it a bit spicier and tangier, and hence used about 3x sriracha and some rice vinegar. Served it with crudités for a healthy snack.

I made this twice, once as written and once with garlic chili sauce instead of siracha. Both sauces were good, but not great and the flavors of both spices were a little different for me. I pr...

Just made this sauce and it was delicious. I added more soy sauce and chili garlic sauce because I like the sweetness to be cut more by the spiciness of chili garlic sauce. By the way, I made th...

Great recipe! I didn't have fish oil or sesame oil, just just used about 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. I eye balled all the the ingredients since I've made a similar one before. THANKS for this! (...

I added an entire 14oz can of coconut milk because I wanted it thinner and it was fantastic!

I made this sauce to go with Vietnamese meatballs for a dinner that we were hosting. It was a HUGE success - even the two 3 year olds loved it! I didn't cook the sauce so I added a little warm w...