This peanut sauce is very flavorful, with lemon, ginger, and quite a bit of heat. It's good with satays, stir-frys, rice bowls, or good as a dip. Don't be afraid to add more or less of the spices, just add to taste! Store in the fridge up to one week.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic and ginger in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add hot water, peanut butter, and lemon juice to the saucepan; stir until smooth. Stir chili sauce, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce into the peanut butter mixture.

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  • Reduce heat to low and cook sauce at a simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add red pepper flakes; stir.

Nutrition Facts

38 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 2.8g 1% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 128.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2014
Another fabulous sauce. I have to rate this top o' the charts when it comes to peanut sauce. Another recipe I could bathe in. Very good. Thanks for submitting it Genevieve. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2014
Very tangy. Not really hot. The rest if the flavors overpowered the peanut flavor. Read More
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2014
Another fabulous sauce. I have to rate this top o' the charts when it comes to peanut sauce. Another recipe I could bathe in. Very good. Thanks for submitting it Genevieve. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2014
After making a few changes, I loved this sauce! After I made it, it really tasted like peanut butter and it was too thick for a dipping sauce. So I added about 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, a bit more ginger, one more tablespoon of soy sauce and some hot water to thin it out. Had it as a dipping sauce for some Vietnamese salad rolls! It was great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2013
This was exactly what I was looking for. It was delicious! I gave 4 stars because after making this according to directions I felt it needed a bit of fish sauce. After a healthy squirt it was a 5. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2014
I'm giving this five stars although I didn't have any hoisin sauce and subbed some curry powder. Will use the hoisin next time. Was good eats. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2018
This is so quick and easy and you'll end up eating twice the amount chicken just so you can dip it in it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2014
I added a lot more peanut butter because I wanted the flavor and also thought the sauce looked too thin. But it thickened up well and was delicious and quick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
Delicious! Husband asked me to "add it to the weekly rotation". Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2018
great start off point. as the writer says you can easily adjust all flavors. The best I've found. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2018
This is better than any restaurant. Yum! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2014
Very tangy. Not really hot. The rest if the flavors overpowered the peanut flavor. Read More