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Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

20 m servings 38 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook sauce at a simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add red pepper flakes; stir.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 38 calories; 2.7 g fat; 2.8 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 129 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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.

Most helpful critical review

Very tangy. Not really hot. The rest if the flavors overpowered the peanut flavor.

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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.

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...

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.

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 wa...

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!

This is fantastic! Made it as directed to accompany our first stab at salad rolls and everyone loved it. I considered making a double batch because we generally have to ask for more at a resta...

This is so quick and easy and you'll end up eating twice the amount chicken just so you can dip it in it!!!

I was looking for a quick and easy peanut sauce and this delivered...with the help of other commenters (hence the 4 stars). I added a couple of splashes of fish sauce and a couple of squirts of ...

Best home-made peanut sauce recipe I've found. We didn't have chilli sauce so I used sriracha. Worked well.