Katjang Sauce (Spicy Peanut Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is to be served as an accompaniment with my satay ayam (chicken satay)!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet and cook the shallots and garlic 3 to 4 minutes, until they are soft and transparent but not brown.
  2. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add the ground peanuts, soy sauce, molasses, lime juice, ginger, and chilies or cayenne.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Allow to cool slightly before serving with chicken satay or satay ayam (see my recipe posted on this site).
Most Helpful

I served this with the chicken satay recipe, and it was delicious! I had to make a few changes, due to my "Alaskan grocery store availability!" First, I didn't have peanuts, so I used chunky peanut butter (1/4 C) Second, I cut the chicken stock down to 1 cup, because I like a thicker sauce. Third, I used 1/4 tsp. Chili paste instead of chopped chilies. I liked the spice and may even put 1/2 tsp. next time. Overall, excellent recipe when combined with the chicken satay. Really "wows" guests!

wildeyeris January 07, 2005

Used 1 tablespoon of oil, otherwise made it as stated. When it was ready I tasted it and found it too bland, furthermore the consistency was more "soupy" than saucy. So-I added 2 more garlic cloves, upped the ginger to one teaspoon and added 1 teaspoon hot sauce. Now the taste was good. For the consistency I added 2 teaspoons of corn starch. It immediately went "saucy". Mixed it with 1/4lb sliced mushrooms and 1lb mixed vegetables (zucchini, red and yellow paprika, red onions, corn, green beans). Served it over noodles. All in all a good sauce, will make it again but with my own modifications.

Chef Dudo October 21, 2004

Loved it! I have a habit of doubling up on the ginger and cayenne pepper in anything that call for these two ingredients. This recipe was no exception. I fixed this sauce to go over brown rice and tofu (non-meat eater). It rocked. Thanks Meow.

A Deyerle September 08, 2004