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Peanut Sauce

One of the best parts about Thai food is the peanut sauce. When I went to college in Portland, I would frequent a local Thai restaurant that had the BEST pad thai and peanut sauce. To tell you the truth, for years I have been trying to perfect a sauce equivalent to the one I had in Portland.

Making the perfect peanut sauce

Often, it either tasted too much like coconut milk or liquified peanut butter. Yuck!  So, after trial and error and many hours of research, the time has finally arrived.  It is perfectly balanced with sweetness, peanut butter, spice, and the funkiness that comes from fish sauce. Enjoy this sauce with spring rolls, grilled meat, or as a salad dressing. Honestly, I eat it straight out of the bowl. Please don't judge.

peanut sauce recipe with veggie spring rolls

Peanut Sauce Suggestions

You can serve it cold, room temperature, or heated up.  Honestly, it's delicious any way you eat it.  To go with your spring rolls or salad, I highly suggest making my Chinese pulled pork. It's slightly sweet, fall apart tender, and all things yummy.

The perfect sauce for spring rolls, grilled meat, salads, or just for dipping raw veggies in, is here! It is easy to make, makes a lot for leftovers, and is simply delicious. It is truly addicting. I dare you to make it and not EAT the entire bowl!

peanut sauce recipe on lettuce and veggies

Peanut Sauce

The perfect sauce for spring rolls, grilled meat, salads, or just for dipping raw veggies in, is here! It is easy to make, makes a lot for leftovers, and is simply delicious. It is truly addicting. I dare you to make it and not EAT the entire bowl!

Cuisine Asian
Keyword dressing, peanut sauce, sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 ounces of Panang or red curry paste I buy the brand Mae Sri and it comes in a 4 ounce can
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter Don't use Skippy because it is too sweet
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil on medium and add the curry paste.  Sauce until aromatic, about 2-4 minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients except the water. Whisk until smooth and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes. Add the water and mix once again.  Continue cooking for about 2 minutes to help it thicken.  If the sauce is too thick, add more water.  If you want to make it into a salad dressing, add an additional 1/2 cup of water.  If it's still too thick, add a bit more water.

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