20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1

This robust and flavorful peanut-based Thai sauce may be prepared as spicy as you prefer. When used for noodles or chicken, it's simply delicious.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix together the brown sugar, rice wine, and rice wine vinegar in a small bowl until smooth.

  • Combine the coconut milk and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Heat and stir until the peanut butter melts, being careful to not allow the coconut milk to boil. Stir the sugar mixture into the coconut milk mixture; pour into a bowl; stir in the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, chili sauce, ginger, and fish sauce.

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Nutrition Facts

123 calories; 9.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 146 mg sodium. 7.1 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
This recipe was great! It is very versatile I like that the measurements of the ingredients can be adjusted to your preference (adjust the curry and chili sauce for level of heat). I didn't have the toasted sesame oil or the rice wine vinegar on hand and it was still very good! I served it over noodles topped with chicken water chestnuts green onions red bell peppers chopped peanuts bean sprouts and cilantro. It got rave reviews at our dinner and I've referred 2 people already to this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/04/2012
The sauce was extremely thick and just tasted a lot like peanut butter. I would recommend cutting the peanut butter in half but I am pretty sure there must be a better recipe out there for this sauce.
(1)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
This recipe was great! It is very versatile I like that the measurements of the ingredients can be adjusted to your preference (adjust the curry and chili sauce for level of heat). I didn't have the toasted sesame oil or the rice wine vinegar on hand and it was still very good! I served it over noodles topped with chicken water chestnuts green onions red bell peppers chopped peanuts bean sprouts and cilantro. It got rave reviews at our dinner and I've referred 2 people already to this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
This is a relatively easy recipe with authentic flavor. I didn't have pickled ginger so I just used a bit of fresh. Tastes like the restaurant down the street. Thanks!
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2010
The natural style peanut butter works well in this sauce and like other reviewers I added more coconut milk because the can is barely used when prepared as directed it doesn't hurt it and it make more. I used equal parts peanut butter coconut milk. Also I did not use the sweet chili sauce but the red chili paste because we use sweet chili sauce as the other condiment with the chicken skewers which we marinade with... did not use rice wine but substituted with red wine vinegar. This is excellent in a meal with chicken bentos rice and edamame super easy too (though it does have some ingredients that you might have to shop for). thanks to the submitter!
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Made exactly according to the recipe except I didn't have any rice wine so I doubled the rice wine vinegar. Served with spaghetti noodles and chicken. It tasted great but the leftover sauce was a little thick and gloppy so I thinned the leftover with a couple Tbsp. of coconut milk. This is almost identical to J. Alexanders' restaurant peanut sauce that they drizzle on their Thai Kai Chicken Salad that has already been tossed in honey-lime-cilantro viniagrette. YUM!
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2012
Followed the recipe except for omitting the fish sauce and using dried ginger instead of pickled but something about the amounts seems off. The peanut butter/coconut milk was way too thick. It didn't get melty as it heated just seemed to get thicker (more so than the peanut butter right out of the jar. I used Skippy Natural). I ended up having to add lots more coconut milk just to get it close to the right consistency. I think the extra coconut milk may have diluted the other flavors too much though because I found this pretty bland for peanut sauce. I like the ingredients and I will tinker with this recipe again but I wonder if I'd be better off with doubling everything but the peanut butter?
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
Believe it or not I had all the ingredients for this sauce in my house. But my peanut butter never melted after I stirred in the coconut milk it turned a dark caramel color and sat there looking lumpily up at me. So I had to whisk in quite a bit more coconut milk to thin it out. I increased the amount of Asian curry powder garlic and sesame oil. And I added some red pepper flakes lime juice cilantro and green onions. The sauce came out great and I'm serving it with Thai Chicken Balls from this site. Thanks for the post!
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2008
I didn't follow directions my bad. I put everything in the sauce pan and looked back and it was thick like sour cream. SO...I added the whole can of cocount milk and added another t. of curry and 2 T of sambal one would probably suffice for tamer tastebuds then ran it thru the blender. Perfection!
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
Great recipe. Better if made ahead to allow flavors to meld. Added some red pepper flakes for a little kick. Served with satay chicken skewers from Costco that are ready in 20 minutes. Great condiment.
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2010
Man this was good!
(2)