Easy Authentic Thai Satay Peanut Sauce

While most Western versions of satay sauce are made with peanut butter, this Thai recipe starts with real peanuts - and you'll taste the difference!

Yield: About 1 3/4 cups sauce
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1 cup fresh dry roasted peanuts, unsalted
1/3 cup water
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 to 2 tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste, or 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or 1 tsp. thai chili sauce (more or less to taste)
1/3 cup coconut milk


1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until sauce is smooth. If you prefer a runnier peanut sauce, add a little more water or coconut milk.
2. Do a taste-test, adding more fish sauce (or soy sauce) if not salty enough, or more cayenne if not spicy enough. If too salty, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice. If you'd prefer it sweeter, add a little more sugar.
3. Serve warm or at room temperature with Thai chicken satay, Thai pork satay or vegetarian/vegan Thai satay.  ?

Source: thespruce.com

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