What Is Thai Peanut Sauce?
Thai peanut sauce is probably one of the most popular Asian dipping sauces. Everyone loves the taste of peanut sauce since it’s so tasty, versatile, and addictive.
Thai peanut sauce goes well with skewers of chicken sate or grilled meat, but it’s also amazing with other protein such as shrimp or fish.
Most people think that peanut sauce is hard to make and never attempted it at home. The best thing about this peanut sauce recipe is that it doesn’t involve much cooking, all you need is to mix the ingredients in a sauce pan, heat it up, and voila, you have the homemade peanut sauce.
This easy peanut sauce takes less than 15 minutes. Add all the ingredients in a sauce pan, heat it up, whisk it and it’s done.
Recipes That Go Well with Peanut Sauce:
Ingredients for Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe
You will only need a few key ingredients:
- Peanut Butter
- Coconut Milk
- Thai red curry paste
- Apple cider vinegar
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Peanut Sauce Vegan?
Yes, the best part is that this sauce is vegan!
How Long Can You Keep Peanut Sauce?
The sauce will be good in the fridge for up to 1 week.
How Many Calories?
This recipe has 397 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This meal is best served as a condiment with these recipes. For a wholesome Thai meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following.
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Thai Peanut Sauce
Thai Peanut Sauce - this asian peanut sauce recipe is super easy and only takes 15 minutes to make at home to pair with all of your favorite protein.
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
- 2 tablespoons ground peanut
- salt to taste
Pan-Fried Turmeric Chicken
- 2 chicken thighs skin-on, boneless
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- black pepper
Add all the ingredients in the saucepan. Use a whisk to quickly whisk all the ingredients together before transferring to a stove top to heat up on low heat. Continue to whisk the peanut sauce until all ingredients are well-combined.
As soon as the peanut sauce starts to simmer and bubble, turn off the heat. (If you like the sauce more watery, you may add a little water to dilute it during the cooking process.) Transfer off the heat and top with some ground peanut.
The Thai peanut sauce is now ready. You can keep the left over in the fridge for a week without losing the fresh taste. To make the chicken, marinate both sides of the chicken thighs with turmeric powder, salt and black pepper, for 15 minutes.
Pan fry the chicken with some oil until both sides are nicely brown and slightly "crispy," and the meat is cooked through. Slice the chicken into pieces and drizzle with the peanut sauce and garnish with some chopped cilantro leaves. Serve immediately with rice and with fresh salad of your choice.
Hi and thank you for posting your Peanut-Sauce recipe.
It looks delicious so I’m anxious to try it.soon.
Based on the ingredients.. I KNOW I’ll love it !!!
As you’re probably aware “Peanut Sauce” is not Thai but Indonesian..
Altho, several Thai restaurants (outside of Thailand) serve it.
Just like many Chinese buffet restaurants serve “sushi” and teriyaki dishes.
Every country has its own peanut sauce. Malaysian has its own, Indonesia, Thailand. This version is the Thai recipe. Malaysian and Indonesian recipes are different.
I have yellow curry, not red, on hand. Can I use that instead?
You can try. Not 100% the same taste.
By far the best peanut sauce I’ve ever tasted and it’s so easy and fast.
Thanks a million!
Thanks Valgerdur, thanks for your sweet comment about my Thai Peanut Sauce. :)
This sauce is fantastic!! I had made an Asian meatball recipe with peanut sauce from a different website, but the sauce was just not very good. I made the meatball recipe again, but used your recipe for sauce – it makes all the difference!! What a great balance of flavors. Thank you for sharing.
Hi FishGirl thanks. Yes all my recipes have great balance of flavors. :)
love your peanut sauce recipe turns out very well. My son loves thai food alway want me to make this sauce . Thank you ..
This is so easy and wonderful. Does it freeze well? We will not finish it
in one sitting.
Yes you can freeze and thaw and reheat to enjoy it!
Yummy! looks good and very easy to make. Can we put it on top of stir-fried noodles, or is that a different recipe?
I absolutely love this recipe ! So simple to make and absolutely delicious .Have made it multiple time since I saw it on Pinterest. Never thought of using the red curry paste before. What a time saver. Good bye to the tedious traditional way ! Now it’s my go to recipe. Thank you for posting !
Where can I find “ground peanut?”
You can use regular roasted peanuts and ground with a food processor.
Hi, thanks for the recipe. We have a child who is allergic to peanuts so I substituted Tahini Paste for the peanut butter. it still tasted delicious. Thanks