Spicy Peanut Sauce

I love peanut sauce! Over the past 10 years, I think I have this down. So I’m sharing with you. But I encourage you to experiment. Use a combo of these ingredients to find the version you like: more creamy or spicy or sweeter.

Ingredients:peanut sauce
1 tbsp of crushed red pepper
3/4 cup of sesame oil
.25 cup honey
.25 cup soy sauce
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup Chicken broth

Heat oil and pepper in sauce pan for 2 minutes. Let cool and drain out flakes. Add honey, chicken broth, and soy sauce. Mix well. Whisk in peanut butter and whisk till smooth.

This gives you enough sauce for about 3 meals. It keeps for a month. So make a batch and use it all month. You can thin it with vegetable oil to make a nice salad dressing for cucumbers.

I like to use the sauce tossed with:
Whole wheat spaghetti
Cooked chicken
Shredded carrot and cabbage
Topped with cilantro, green onion and chopped peanuts

The newest version has a hot pepper oil to add the SPICE. You can bypass the oil prep and use a tsp of chili paste, which I think has a sweeter taste.

photo(1)Recipe adapted from http://asmallsnippet.com/2011/03/spicy-thai-noodles.html

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