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The Best Thai Peanut Sauce

The title of this recipe sounded promising, and I liked the fact that it was no-cook, but in my opinion, this is the best peanut sauce recipe I’ve tried. Wow…has it really been since 2006?! Anyway, the one tonight was good, though, but it was too heavy on the peanut butter, which threw everything else out of balance a little. It could be that the natural peanut butter I used was more peanut buttery than normal peanut butter…I’m not sure. Either way, it was still really good, and doctored with a little soy sauce and maybe some more lime juice, it’s a lot better.

The Best Thai Peanut Sauce
Allrecipes – Stephanie M.

“This easy no-cook peanut sauce has a terrific authentic Thai taste. It is spicy and peanutty, and is perfect as a dipping sauce for chicken, shrimp, and beef… or even to use tossed with warm cooked noodles for a quick pasta dish.”

Ready In: 15 Min

Yield 16 servings

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

In a bowl, mix the peanut butter, coconut milk, water, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, hot sauce, ginger, and garlic. Mix in the cilantro just before serving.

Amount Per Serving Calories: 160 | Total Fat: 13.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg

Big Flavors Rating: 3 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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