Have you ever had Thai peanut sauce? Bottled sauce is okay for most but the real stuff is so easy to make & tastes so much better! Later on this week I’ll have the recipe for the noodles for the Foodie Friday Linkup but for now, I bring you this magical sauce. I seem to go through peanut butter phases- one day I want it for every meal & the next it is a back-of-the-cupboard type of condiment. I’m finicky. This Thai style peanut sauce never lasts long though- I put it on everything from noodles to stir fry to chicken breasts. It makes an awesome dipping sauce as well! Keep reading to whip up your very own batch! This isn’t spot on traditional since I prefer to use my own pizazz & items in my pantry- adjust accordingly!
- 1 8-ounce can coconut milk
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup honey or agave nectar
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or Asian chile
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- In a medium pot on low add coconut milk & peanut butter. Whisk on low to combine.
- Add all remaining ingredients & cook on low until light boil constantly whisking.
- Remove from heat & serve or cool to thicken up. Can be eaten both cool & warm.
So there you have it! I’ve used both chunky & smooth peanut butter int his recipe & both work fine- I find it is personal preference. I normally use smooth & then if I want some extra crunch I can always add some rough-chopped peanuts. I usually jar this or put it in a bowl then store extra in the fridge. This sauce is perfect to recycle into a new recipe another day or night! I’ll be showing you possibly the easiest noodle recipe ever this Friday using this sauce so feel free to prep some! What are your favorite peanut based recipes? I feel like they are sadly often overlooked!