Hot Peanut Sauce

Hot Peanut Sauce

114 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Dee Lowman
Recipe by  Dee Lowman

“This is great on rice noodles, as they are sweet and offer a good foil for the hot sauce. The hotness of this dish can be increased or decreased according to taste.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. In a small bowl combine peanut butter and water; mix until a smooth paste forms. Stir in soy sauce, then brown sugar, cayenne and lemon juice. Mix by hand until well combined and smooth.

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Everyone I have made this for absolutely loves it! However, I added several things to the recipe, including fresh minced garlic, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, dried minced onion, more chili powder, ginger and probably anything else on hand. I also let it sit for a while, for the favors to blend together and the dried spices to infuse the mixture. But, overall, the easiest peanut sauce to make. I particularly like rice sticks, chicken and zuchini with it.



Be sure to use organic peanut butter. This recipe can be greatly improved by adding ground cumin, ground ginger, and increasing the amount of cayenne (although ground dried thai chilis are much better). An entirely different recipe would sautee minced thai chili, minced ginger and combine the other ingredients (plus a little more peanut butter) over low heat until melded.



Fantastic! I was nosing through my spice cabinet and found my curry as I was getting the cayenne. I tapped in a little, but somehow it came pouring out. I tasted the sauce with and without curry, and I say for the original recipe...add about 2 tablespoons of curry. Your mouth will love you.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 80 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 352 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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