Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce 3

When I first started this website, one of the first requests I received was to post my recipe for Peanut Sauce as part of WWC’s Most Requested.  To those who so patiently waited for this recipe, here it finally is!  Keep those requests coming!

Peanut Sauce is probably most well known as the delicious dipping sauce for spring rolls.  It can also be used as an accompaniment to rice noodle dishes, or for dipping raw vegetables.  If you use more chicken broth to dilute the sauce, a small amount could also make a good salad dressing.  The possibilities for Peanut Sauce are practically endless!

Peanut Sauce

INGREDIENTS – to make a bit more than 1/2 a cup of peanut sauce:

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  • 2.5 Tbsp. of creamy peanut butter
  • 1.5 tsp. of sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. of chicken broth
  • 3.5 Tbsp. of hoisin sauce
  • red chili paste or Sriracha hot sauce, to taste (optional)
  • crushed peanuts for garnish (optional)
Hoisin sauce, for peanut sauce recipe, can be found in most Asian markets and also in many mainstream American markets in the ethnic food aisle.
Hoisin sauce, for peanut sauce recipe, can be found in most Asian markets and also in many mainstream American markets in the ethnic food aisle.

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DIRECTIONS:

Combine the creamy peanut butter, sugar, chicken broth, and hoisin sauce in a small saucepan.  Mix on extra low heat until well blended.  The entire ‘cooking’ process should only take a few minutes.  Once the Peanut Sauce is smooth and glossy, remove from heat and let cool if necessary.

Peanut sauce will have a smooth consistency and a glossy sheen when ready.
Peanut sauce will have a smooth consistency and a glossy sheen when ready.

For a spicy kick, top the Peanut Sauce with a small dollop of red chili paste or Sriracha hot sauce before serving.  You can also add a sprinkle of crushed peanuts for garnish.

Experiment and let me know with what dishes you use this peanut sauce recipe!

Do you have any questions about this recipe?  Please post your comments below.  If this turns into one of your own Most Requested recipes, let me know about it!

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