I am a sauce girl through and through and when I come upon one I like,
I will eat it on everything for a week to find out which things I like it best on.
It’s no different with the Thai Peanut Sauce.
Believe me, you will want to eat it all week too!
I’ve made a few peanut sauces before, but none that I wanted to eat all week.
This one was a total game changer for me!
And everyone else who tried it, I shared knowing I would be making another batch the next day.
Yes, it’s that yummy and I’m sharing TWO easy recipes to use the sauce with.
Take a look!
I made some shrimp spring rolls and oh how trays of them DISAPPEARED!
I am new to working with rice paper, but getting the hang of it. I tried dipping them in hot water as suggested by some but found cold water was much easier to work with and they were less sticky. I bought the thick noodles that are typically found in spring rolls and they only take 2 minutes to soak in hot water, love that! I added lettuce, shrimp, mint, basil, carrot, jicama, rice sticks (rice vermicelli).
Now onto the sauce, it’s creamy and delicious and I love that Thai food often uses coconut milk, to give this sauce a smooth and creamy texture I used coconut milk to make it. It is by far the best peanut sauce I’ve had.
I store the sauce in a glass jar in the fridge to have at the ready when I find something else to put it on.
Now, this has become my go-to quick and delicious easy meal.
I stir fry a pound of ground chicken add a couple tablespoons of the peanut sauce to it.
Place the mixture on some lettuce and top it with Julienned carrots and diced green onions.
It’s great to have a meal ready in minutes that is satisfying and this is just THAT!
Click here for my THAI PEANUT NOODLE POST, it’s a go-to dish around here!
This Thai Peanut Sauce is great to marinade chicken and for dipping chicken into.
Perfectly delicious paired with shrimp and salmon, great over a salad and get crazy and top your salad with salmon and peanut sauce! Great on a chicken or turkey burger and it is a really great sauce option for chicken or turkey meatballs too.
I also like it drizzled over a bowl of rice.
If you like sweet and savory, you may also enjoy it over vanilla ice cream like I do! It’s different, but I like it.
What will you be putting this Thai Peanut Sauce on?
- 1 14 oz can coconut milk
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 3T fresh lime juice (1 medium juicy lime)
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Place all ingredients into a tall container (so that it will be easily blended with an immersion blender)
- Blend until completely smooth and well mixed.