Best Peanut Sauce

Best Peanut Sauce

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  • Prep

    5 m
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    5 m
Recipe by  sal

“Easiest peanut sauce for Chinese style cooking”

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Original recipe yields 1 cup



  1. In a small bowl, stir together peanut butter, soy sauce, sugar, hot pepper sauce and garlic until well mixed. Gradually stir in water until texture is smooth and creamy.

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I would have given this recipe 4 stars as is, but it was 5 stars once we tweaked it a bit. The ratios were a bit off for our tastes. There is too much peanut butter for the amount of other ingredients, so...either add less PB or more of everything else. We just added more of the other ingredients to taste. Extra vinegar and brown sugar (which we used in place of white sugar) was the perfect touch here, as it helps take the place of hoisin sauce. My husband used to cook in a high-end restaurant and was skeptical about a hoisin-free peanut sauce, but was very surprised with how good this turned out with our modifications. A few sesame seeds and some green onion on top and it was perfect. (We had it with chicken satay.)



So fast and easy to make. A bit bland, but perks up in an instant: Skip the Hot Pepper sauce and add Hot Chili Oil (more authentic taste), a teaspoon of Seasame (or Peanut) oil, and add a bit more garlic. I've made this a few times, and prefer crunchy peanut butter over smooth for the base.



I found this a little bland as written, - but VERY easy. I changed it a little and added 3/4 tsp Tabasco, 1 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp Sesame Chili Hot Oil, 2 Tbls rice wine vinegar and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, and I found it absolutely outstanding! Killer, in fact. I just put everything in the blender and it became smooth and creamy in an instant!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 199 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 611 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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