Thai Peanut Sauce

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 1 batch




  • Heat the peanut oil to nearly smoking in a saucepan.
  • Turn off the heat and add the peanuts.
  • The peanuts should cook to a golden brown in 3-5 minutes.
  • If you burn them, throw them out and start all over again or your sauce will be bitter.
  • You may have to turn on the heat again, but stir the peanuts if you do.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peanuts to the container of a food processor or blender, along with 1 tablespoon of the peanut oil (reserve the rest) and blend them to a rough paste.
  • Add the chiles, ginger, garlic and continue to blend.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except the cilantro, and blend until smooth.
  • If it is too thick, add more oil.
  • Stir in cilantro, and serve as a dipping sauce with satay or anything else, or thin with oil and serve as a salad dressing.