The Best Thai Peanut Sauce

The Best Thai Peanut Sauce

Stephanie M. 0

"This easy no-cook peanut sauce has a terrific authentic Thai taste. It is spicy and peanutty, and is perfect as a dipping sauce for chicken, shrimp, and beef...or even to use tossed with warm cooked noodles for a quick pasta dish."


15 m servings 160 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 373 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a bowl, mix the peanut butter, coconut milk, water, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, hot sauce, ginger, and garlic. Mix in the cilantro just before serving.
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  1. 240 Ratings


I used this sauce for a chicken and rice noodle dish. Excellent! Added a whole can of cocounut milk and reduced peanut butter to about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup. Also added two tablespoons of sugar....

Excellent recipe. Having just returned from Indonesia was eager to eat some satay so gave this sauce a try! FANTATSIC. I did however add more coconut milk instead of water and used ground dried ...

This is a wonderful Thai peanut sauce! I followed the recipe exactly. When i tasted it, I thought it was marginal (a little bit of a letdown). But...after sitting in the fridge for and hour and ...

(Edit to add: After a day of being in the frig, this sauce is even better. Can really taste the herbs so much more.) I had no idea how to make peanut sauce. With a few of the suggestions of ot...

I made this as a dipping sauce for a fondue party and it was everyone's favorite. I used seasoned rice vinegar and low fat coconut milk. Next time I will use the regular coconut milk for more ...

Delicious and flavourful! The mixture may sound a little odd (fish sauce, coconut milk, peanut butter) and I was a little hesitant to try this, but I am glad that I did! Using smooth peanut butt...

Really great recipe, except I cut down the amount of peanut butter because it seemed to be a bit too much. I also found it helped to make the sauce with the ingredients in the stated amounts (ex...

This recipe is nearly worthless as written. It is WAY too thick and WAY too peanut buttery - it just tastes like barely watered down peanut butter. The good thing is it's easy to play around wit...

This was delicious in a peanut chicken stir fry, but I plan on using it for the next time I make satay! It was even better the next day, as I dipped my finger and ate some, then mixed the rest ...