This creamy Thai Peanut Sauce is packed with flavor and can do double duty as a marinade and sauce for chicken, steak, or shrimp. The best part? You only need 10 minutes and a whisk. Once you see how easy it is to make, you'll never buy a bottled peanut sauce again!
A good sauce goes a long way.
Condiments are an easy way to take a good meal and make it outstanding. This Thai Peanut Sauce is bound to be the star of the show. Your friends and family will be beg for the recipe after one bite.
Why you will love this recipe
▶︎ It's easy. Just measure, pour and whisk and this Thai Peanut Sauce is ready to go.
▶︎ It's full of peanut flavor. Three heaping tablespoons of peanut butter give this sauce the peanut flavor that everyone craves.
▶︎It's versatile. Use it as a marinade or a sauce or better yet, both! This Thai Peanut Sauce tastes great with chicken, beef, and shrimp. We love to use it for these Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
This flavorful sauce is made with easy-to-find ingredients.
Peanut Butter: Use whatever kind you have on hand. Creamy, crunchy or natural all work in this recipe.
Lime juice: Fresh is best. Bottled juices have preservatives added to them that alter the taste of the juice.
Soy Sauce: You can use regular soy sauce or reduced-sodium soy sauce and still get great results.
Grab a whisk and a bowl and you are minutes away from the best peanut sauce!
Start by adding peanut butter, chili garlic sauce, honey and ginger to a medium bowl and whisking until smooth.
Next add lime juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce to the peanut mixture and whisk until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Note: Add water as needed to get the sauce to the desired consistency. Start with one tablespoon and add more as needed.
Anything goes! We love to serve it with chicken and rice, spicy noodles, beef satay, or shrimp. After one bite you will be searching for more ways to eat it!
Peanut sauce keeps for about a week in the refrigerator which makes it a great option to make ahead of time. Just remember to remove it from the fridge 30 minutes before using it to let it warm up to room temperature and whisk it again before serving.
Yes, you can! Go ahead and make a double batch right now and freeze some for an easy meal later. The peanut sauce will stay fresh for 3 months in the freezer.
Expert Tips for the best peanut sauce
✔️ It's easy to tailor this sauce to your own preferences. Want to make the sauce a little spicier? Simply add more chili garlic sauce and/or ginger.
✔️ Sauce too sweet? Add more lime juice or vinegar. The acid will balance the sweetness.
✔️ Use a peanut butter you love. The peanut butter is the star of the show and the flavor shines through in this sauce so be sure to use something you enjoy eating by the spoon.
✔️ It tastes best at room temperature. This is a great make-ahead sauce but it tastes best at room temperature. Remember to pull it out of the fridge 30 minutes before serving to take the chill off.
✔️ Using it as a marinade? Add a couple of tablespoons of water to thin it out.
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Thai Peanut Sauce
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 1½ tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- In a medium bowl, add peanut butter, chili garlic sauce, oyster sauce and honey, Whisk until smooth3 tbsp peanut butter, 1½ tbsp chili garlic sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp honey
- Add soy sauce, fresh ginger, lime juice and rice vinegar and whisk until combined.3 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, 1 tbsp fresh ginger, 1 tbsp rice vinegar
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.