Spicy Peanut Sauce is Quick, Tasty & Versatile

Servings: 4-6 serving(s)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

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Make your favourite vegetables more interesting with a homemade spicy peanut sauce. A little spicy and a little sweet, the sauce is great as a drizzle and as a dip.

  • Try this (not too) spicy peanut sauce. Quick to mix up, tasty and versatile, this multi-purpose sauce is your ticket to healthier eating.
    Spicy Peanut Sauce is Quick, Tasty & Versatile

Looking for easy ways to get your kids to eat more veggies? Try this (not too) spicy peanut sauce. Quick to mix up, tasty and versatile, this multi-purpose sauce is your ticket to healthier eating.

Make it as spicy as you want and adjust the consistency depending on how you want to use it: Make it thinner if you’d like to toss it with rice noodles or use it as a dressing. Make a thicker version to use as a dip for vegetables or grilled meat or fish. (Drizzle it over Turkey Meat Balls, add it to Pad Thai.)

I use a massaman curry paste for this recipe because I love the flavour profile, but any red curry paste will do.

Adapted from the great blog Closet Cooking.

Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 Tbsp. red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned)
  • ½ – 1 Tbsp. fish sauce**
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp. chili sauce such as sriracha or sambal oelek (or to taste)

Instructions:

  1. In a medium pot, warm the oil over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the curry paste and saute until fragrant (about 1 min.).
  2. Stir in the peanut butter, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, molasses and chili sauce.
  3. Simmer 2-3 minutes, until thickened. (Add 2-3 additional Tbsp. of coconut milk if you’d like the sauce to be more pourable.)

Use as a sauce for vegetables and grilled meat or enjoy as a dipping sauce.
*I use natural peanut butter.

** Substitute soy sauce or tamari for a vegetarian version.

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3 thoughts on “Spicy Peanut Sauce is Quick, Tasty & Versatile

  1. This looks delicious & could be used on a Keto diet. Looking forward to trying it for a dip & chicken skewers !

  2. Claudette Searle says:

    I would like to make your peanut sauce but I don’t like spicy food. Is it the curry paste or the chilli sauce that makes it spicy. I want to know which one to leave out. Thank you

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Claudette, Both the curry paste and chili sauce add heat. I would leave out the hot sauce if you wanted it to be a little milder.

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