Homemade Peanut Sauce
This homemade peanut sauce. It is finger-licking good. Like I want to put it on just about everything good. In stir-fries? Yes. For dipping chicken? Sure, why not. For slathering on top of a burger (recipe coming your way later this week just in time for Memorial Day grilling fun)? Double yes. I’m sure I could come up with even more ways to put this sauce to good use but I won’t bore you with the constant stream of food-related recipe thoughts that go through my mind.
Now, I know that you can just buy peanut sauce at the store. Butttt, like I say with just about everything, it is so much better homemade. And you can pronounce all of the ingredients. It is slightly creamy, full of wonderful spices and has just a little bit of kick.
Want an idea right now for how to use it? How about in this pineapple chicken fried rice? But please goodness gracious ignore the photos. I think that was my second post ever and I clearly had no idea how to use my camera to take photos of food. I promise it’s tasty even if it doesn’t look that way : ) Although I must say it is fun to see just how much I’ve grown since I started this blog.
So, homemade peanut sauce. Do it. And you’ll be happy happy (anyone else slightly obsessed with Duck Dynasty? I really need to stop watching TV).
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- ⅓ cup coconut milk
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 ½ teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- pinch of red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently to create a smooth sauce. As soon as the mixture starts to bubble just a little around the edges, remove from the heat. Use as desired.
- *If you like your peanut sauce to be thicker, you can continue to cook over medium heat for a few extra minutes and it will thicken up even more (watch closely so you get the consistency that you want).
- If not using right away, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Inspired by the Bride & Groom: First and Forever Cookbook.