How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce

How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce

Chef John

"This is one of those recipes you're going to have to taste and adjust to your palate. Consider this a template that you can tailor to your personal taste. It has a gorgeous, luxurious texture. It's fantastic on any grilled meat or vegetables or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 126 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Place peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Whisk garlic, brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil into peanut butter, followed by lime juice and chile-garlic sauce.
  2. Bring coconut milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat; pour over into peanut butter mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped red pepper, cilantro, and peanuts.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you use a "name-brand" type of peanut butter, you should adjust the amount of sugar you add to the sauce.
  • Serve this with Beef Satay. The sauce can be made ahead of time. Thin with hot water, if needed.

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Excellent balance of flavors, though we like it a bit spicier and tangier, and hence used about 3x sriracha and some rice vinegar. Served it with crudités for a healthy snack.

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I made this twice, once as written and once with garlic chili sauce instead of siracha. Both sauces were good, but not great and the flavors of both spices were a little different for me. I pr...

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Excellent balance of flavors, though we like it a bit spicier and tangier, and hence used about 3x sriracha and some rice vinegar. Served it with crudités for a healthy snack.

Great recipe! I didn't have fish oil or sesame oil, just just used about 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. I eye balled all the the ingredients since I've made a similar one before. THANKS for this! (...

I made this sauce to go with Vietnamese meatballs for a dinner that we were hosting. It was a HUGE success - even the two 3 year olds loved it! I didn't cook the sauce so I added a little warm w...

Had a craving for a good beef and chicken satay with an awesome peanut sauce....I came across Chef John's recipes and made them both. Awesome and easy recipes, love the videos (to follow along ...

This sauce was EXCELLENT! So very tasty....the flavors blended so well together so it didn't just taste like peanut butter. The sesame oil and fresh lime juice are a MUST. Paired with spring r...

I have made 5 or 6 times and my family loves this recipe. My favorite Thai restaurant serves chopped raw, red cabbage drizzled with a delicious peanut sauce. Now, I can make this very simple sa...

I made this twice, once as written and once with garlic chili sauce instead of siracha. Both sauces were good, but not great and the flavors of both spices were a little different for me. I pr...

Just made this sauce and it was delicious. I added more soy sauce and chili garlic sauce because I like the sweetness to be cut more by the spiciness of chili garlic sauce. By the way, I made th...

This tastes just like the dipping sauce in thai restaurants. I used Trader Joe's smooth peanut butter and the sauce was too thick when following the recipe as it is (almost like nutella consiste...

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