Spicy Asian Peanut Dipping Sauce

Spicy Peanut Sauce

We love spicy peanut sauce and I have never been successful before to make a restaurant quality peanut sauce. When I was reading the ingredients for this sauce I saw that it had coconut milk in it. That was something I have never used to make a sauce before and I wanted t give it a try. I am so glad I tried the peanut sauce because this was the perfect one that I was looking for and I kept licking it so much that I had to keep it out of my eye sight.

I had made Chinese New Year dumplings for one of the earlier blogging marathon theme and this was one of the side sauces I had made for the dish. It not only paired perfectly for the dumplings, but was also great as a sauce for quick noodles. I diluted the left over dipping sauce a little bit and then used it as a sauce for quick vegetable noodles the next night.

I also made Thai sweet chili sauce along with the peanut sauce for the dumplings which I will be blogging about soon.


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Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 5 minutes
Difficulty level – easy
Recipe adapted from – Everyday Thai Cooking by Katie Chin

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Ingredients to make Spicy Peanut sauce – Makes ½ cup

  • Smooth peanut butter – 3 tbsp
  • Chunky peanut butter – 1 tbsp (can be substituted with smooth)
  • Coconut milk – ¼ cup (more if your prefer thinner sauce)
  • Soy sauce – 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar – 2 tsp
  • Crushed red pepper – ½ tsp
  • Lime juice – 1 tbsp (freshly squeezed)
  • Crushed peanuts – for garnish
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Procedure to make Spicy Peanut sauce –

  • Combine all the ingredients (except the crushed peanuts) in a small sauce pan.
  • Cook it on low heat, stirring continuously. Let the mixture come to a simmer and then turn off the flame.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with crushed peanuts.
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