Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 3): Satay Thai Peanut Sauce
The series of dumpling dipping sauce around the world continues with a famous representative from Thailand. This sauce, with a nutty taste, promises to satisfy diners with an exotic tasting experience.
Most of the peanut sauces we’ve ever heard about from Western cuisine are prepared with peanut butter. However, for this authentic Thai peanut sauce, it all starts with real peanuts, and that’s what makes a difference.
You can choose to use the dry roasted peanuts available in the markets or take a step further and roast the peanuts at home.
The recipe is inspired by theSpruceEats.com.
- Dry roasted peanuts (unsalted): 1 cup
- Water: 1/3 cup
- Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
- Dark soy sauce: 1/2 tsp.
- Sesame oil: 2 tsp.
- Brown sugar: 1 to 2 tbsp.
- Fish sauce: 2 to 2 1/2 tbsp. (Vegan version: 2 1/2 to 3 tbsp. of regular soy sauce)
- Tamarind paste: 1/2 tsp. (You can use 2 tbsp. lime juice instead)
- Cayenne pepper: 1/2 tsp. (alternative: Thai chili sauce, or 1 tsp.)
- Coconut milk: 1/3 cup
Prepare a food processor or a blender.
Add all the ingredients and puree them until smooth. Adjust the thickness of the sauce by adding more or less water/coconut milk.
Taste the sauce to make sure it’s reached your desired taste. If it’s not salty enough, add more fish sauce (or soy sauce). If it happens to be so salty, add some more lemon juice. If you prefer it sweeter, sprinkle a little more sugar.
After the taste-test, you’re all set. Serve the sauce with your favorite dumplings.
If you don’t finish all at once, pour the unused part in a jar and store in the freezer. It can be kept for up to 2 weeks.
Real Satay Thai Peanut Sauce https://www.thespruceeats.com/thai-peanut-sauce-marinade-noodles-salad-3217705 Accessed September 24th, 2019