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peanut sauce with crushed peanuts on top
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Spicy Peanut sauce

A delicious and simple to make spicy peanut sauce that is perfect to serve with spring rolls or dumplings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Thai


  • Smooth peanut butter – 3 tbsp
  • Chunky peanut butter – 1 tbsp can be substituted with smooth
  • Coconut milk – ¼ cup more if your prefer thinner sauce
  • Soy sauce – 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar – 2 tsp
  • Crushed red pepper – ½ tsp
  • Lime juice – 1 tbsp freshly squeezed
  • Crushed peanuts – for garnish


  • Combine all the ingredients (except the crushed peanuts) in a small sauce pan.
  • Cook it on low heat, stirring continuously. Let the mixture come to a simmer and then turn off the flame.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with crushed peanuts.