Spicy Thai Style Peanut Sauce

peanut sauce

Remember that peanut sauce that comes with satay dishes in restaurants? This one’s like that. It’s a 5 minute job to whip it up and can be used as a sauce for a stir-fry or for dipping chicken and veggies. It’s sweet, spicy and has a strong peanut taste (of course!). Using peanut butter as a base, you can get really creative with this one. I simply love it and will keep making it as and when I need some quick fix Thai style comfort food. Just toast some vegetables or even chicken, and slather this sauce on them. Simple. You can make it ahead and keep it in your fridge. I say this with the hope that you’d use it all up in 3-4 days.

peanut sauce


One small bowl

Prep time:

5 mins

Cooking time:

No cooking


Peanut butter – 2 heaped tbsp

Sesame oil – 2 tbsp

Soy sauce – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice – of half a lemon

Fish sauce – 2 tbsp (optional)

Chilli paste – 1 tbsp (2 tbsp if using chilli sauce)

Water – 1/4 cup


Whisk all ingredients together to desired consistency.

That’s it!

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