This Thai peanut sauce recipe is very easy to make and is absolutely delicious. It goes beautifully with Thai appetizers like chicken or beef satay.
You will need crunchy peanut butter for this sauce. I find that if you use the organic type that separates from the oil this sauce will be too oily. As for the oil I added you can use grape seed, vegetable or peanut oil.
We are going to thin out the peanut butter with hot tea. I use black tea for this. The important thing is that you make sure it is not spiced with things like cinnamon.
Here is what you are going to need for this Thai peanut sauce recipe:
Makes about 1.5 cups of sauce
1-cup chunky peanut butter
½ to ¾ cup of hot tea (steep a bag of black tea and make it strong)
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1 TBS finely chopped jalapeño – seeded and membrane removed
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. oil (I used grape seed but you can use vegetable or peanut oil)
2 tsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. soy sauce – preferably low sodium
2 tsp. lime juice
Place the peanut butter into a bowl and pour in ½ a cup of hot tea. Whisk it and decide if it is thin enough for your taste. If not add more tea in 1/8th cup increments.
Add all the other ingredients into the bowl and whisk.
Serve with any Thai appetizer you like. This goes especially well with satay chicken and beef.