Spicy Peanut Sauce


This Spicy Peanut Sauce is perfect for dipping, stir-fries, or as a salad dressing! It’s quick and easy to make, and can be tailored to your own taste preferences. Keep reading for the full recipe, plus tips on potential changes and improvements.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water

Method

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning as desired. Add more honey for sweetness, soy sauce for saltiness, or red pepper flakes for heat.
  3. Serve immediately, or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Description of the food

This Spicy Peanut Sauce is a flavorful and versatile condiment. It’s perfect for dipping, stir-fries, or as a salad dressing. It’s quick and easy to make, and can be tailored to your own taste preferences. The sauce is made with natural peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. It’s best served fresh, but can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Potential changes & improvements

There are a few ways you could change up this recipe to suit your own taste preferences. You could add more honey for sweetness, soy sauce for saltiness, or red pepper flakes for heat. You could also add a splash of lime juice for brightness, or a tablespoon of chopped peanuts for texture. If you’re not a fan of spice, you could omit the red pepper flakes altogether.

What other food it works well with

This Spicy Peanut Sauce is perfect for dipping, but can also be used as a stir-fry sauce or salad dressing. It would be especially good with chicken, shrimp, or tofu. It would also be delicious on a veggie-packed rice bowl or noodle dish.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making this sauce is adding too much water. The sauce should be thick and creamy, not watery. If your sauce is too thin, simply add a little more peanut butter or honey to help thicken it up. Another mistake is not tasting the sauce and adjusting the seasoning as desired. Be sure to taste the sauce and add more of any ingredient you think it needs. Lastly, make sure you use natural peanut butter without any added sugar or oil. Otherwise, the sauce will be too sweet or oily.

Nutritional Information

This Spicy Peanut Sauce is high in protein and healthy fats. It’s also relatively low in calories and carbs. One serving (1 tablespoon or 15 ml) has about 60 calories, 4 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of protein. This recipe makes about 1 cup (240 ml) of sauce, or 16 servings. The full nutritional information can be found below.

Allergens

This recipe contains peanuts, soy, and sesame. It is not suitable for people with these allergies. If you need to make the sauce allergy-friendly, you could try using almond butter or cashew butter in place of the peanut butter. You could also use tamari in place of the soy sauce, and omit the sesame oil. You could also substitute the honey for another sweetener, such as agave nectar or maple syrup.


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