Thai Style Peanut Sauce

Thai Style peanut sauce is a tasty addition to many quick meals. I keep a pint in the refrigerator, for anything that needs a kick.

  • 1/4 C peanut butter
  • 1 serrano chili pepper, carefully and finely minced (**)
  • 2 T Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 t brown sugar
  • 1 T sesame paste (Tahini)
  • 2 T sesame or vegetable oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 t ginger powder
  • 1/4 C yogurt - plain, unsweetened

  1. Mix all ingredients, adding chili sauce, soy sauce, oil, and lime juice a bit at a time, and to taste, until the mixture is thin enough to pour.
  2. Make it thin, to marinate cucumber slices - medium thick, to use as salad dressing - or really thick, to use as dip for sourdough bread, or taco chips.
  3. The one rule is that you should make it in quantity, because it will be eaten in quantity.

Inspired by Season With Spice: Easy Thai Peanut Sauce - and limited by reality (and what I had in my kitchen).

(**) Follow Safety Precautions when you prepare this, please.