Servings: 4-6 serving(s)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
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.
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
- 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)
- In a medium pot, warm the oil over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the curry paste and saute until fragrant (about 1 min.).
- Stir in the peanut butter, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, molasses and chili sauce.
- 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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