The Best Thai Curry-Peanut Sauce

The Best Thai Curry-Peanut Sauce

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"I received a basic thai peanut sauce recipe from a very kind friend back in Oregon who worked at a popular Thai restaurant there and modified it with my own taste. Made this a lot of times and always got rave reviews, try it and you won't regret it!"


20 m servings 179 cals
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Original recipe yields 28 servings



  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the aroma of the garlic has mellowed, about 1 minute. Add the red curry paste, and stir for 1 minute more. Whisk in the peanut butter, brown sugar, chili powder, cayenne pepper, fish sauce, sesame oil, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and is smooth.
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  1. 41 Ratings


Super duper delicious. The mixture of peanut butter and red curry is divine. We gobbled it up. I used only 3/4 cup peanut butter, and that was the most I would advise using. I also used anch...

Great recipe. I think a very little bit of soy sauce in this recipe would be great, too. I halved the peanut butter as per other suggestions and added a little more curry paste (personal prefere...

I thought this was great! I added extra heat to suit my taste and I think more curry paste would have been good too. I used chunky peanut butter and garnished the top with crushed peanuts scalli...

I've made this recipe a few times and it is AMAZING!! Perfect for Chicken Satay, but also great for dipping bread, apples, carrots, or other veggies (or just my fingers). Try making the recipe...

This was AMAZING! I had some leftover noodles and I was craving some peanut sauce and I came across this recipe. I happened to have everything on hand. I converted the recipe to 8 servings an...

I used the suggestions from others to reduce peanut butter and reduced the coconut milk to 2 cans, upped the red curry paste and still had way too much sauce, no matter, it was excellent! I will...

this was really yummy but like others i suggest halving the peanut butter, otherwise it would be crazy!

I have to agree, with as much peanut butter as in the recipe, it is too much. Try with half the PB, it worked well for me.

I scaled this recipe down to 10 servings which used 1 can of coconut milk. I followed the recipe to the letter, and it turned out incredibly well. After cooking down, the texture was perfect, ...