Feb 16 2011

Thai Peanut Sauce

I just wanted to share this recipe. I {heart} Thai Peanut Sauce, YUM!! I am partly putting this recipe here so that my beautiful sister n law doesn’t have to worry about losing it again. :) Love you Cynth.

I can’t remember where I found the recipe… but I usually go check out a few and then make & taste, from there I tweak. :) I like to use sauteed chicken & a mix of sauteed veggies {brocc, carrots, onions, peppers, garlic, cabbage etc.} After I sautee my chicken I will put a bit of teriyaki sauce in with it to give it some flava, I also add a little to my veggies. After I sautee my veggies and put in the teriyaki and about a 1/4 cup of water I add some rice noodles, put a lid on it and steam them til tender {they soak up that teriyaki too, yum}. I like to use brown rice.

Once I have the sauce, meat & veggie mix done this is how I like to build the ultimate Thai Peanut Sauce Dish… Rice, Chicken, veggies & noodles, a handful fresh spinach, Thai Peanut Sauce & a few squeezes of sweet chili sauce {don’t let the name deceive you, it is sweet, but it’s hot too, YUM!}, last but not least you can crunch a few peanuts for the top.

For the pic above I didn’t have noodles or spinach… spinach is so good with this dish!! The recipe for the peanut sauce is below… it makes quite a bit, leftovers are even better! Homemade eggrolls are divine with this meal… I will have to post the recipe for that sometime too.

Enjoy!! Thanks for stopping by & I would love to hear if you tried it and what you did to tweak it for your taste!!

Thai Peanut Sauce
1 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic diced
Fresh ginger diced {fresh ginger makes it taste so delicious, but if you don’t have fresh you can use ground}

Sautee garlic & ginger in oil lightly.
Add…
1 can coconut milk
1 c. peanut butter (put in microwave for 1 min before adding to pan)
2 T. sweet chili sauce (or just chili sauce)
1 T. rice vinegar
2 T. soy sauce
pinch of brown sugar
pinch red pepper flakes
1 t salt.