Homemade Peanut Sauce

Homemade Peanut Sauce | Cookie Monster Cooking

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.

Homemade Peanut Sauce | Cookie Monster Cooking

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).

Homemade Peanut Sauce
Yield: about 1 cup
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. *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).
  3. If not using right away, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Inspired by the Bride & Groom: First and Forever Cookbook.