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Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauces are common accompaniments to Thai and Indonesian dishes. Use this as a dipping sauce for chicken and beef satay. Sambal is available at Asian markets.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups
Peanut Sauce

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1992


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sambal (Indonesian chile paste)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Coconut milk, or water, to thin
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine peanut butter, oil, soy sauce, garlic, sambal, and sugar until smooth. Add lemon juice to taste.

  2. With machine running, add coconut milk or water until sauce reaches desired consistency. Garnish with scallion slices. Serve.

Reviews (1)

  • trishecummings 29 May, 2008

    My sister's version

    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1 Tbs brown sugar
    1 Tbs soy sauce
    1 Tbs lemon juice (or lime)
    1 clove garlic
    1 Tbs ginger (fresh) or 1 tsp ginger (ground)
    2 tsp lemon basil (or any kind of fresh basil)
    1/2 cup hot water

    Stick it all in a Cuis and blend.

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