How to Make Garlic Peanut Sauce

This Peanut Sauce has a nice combination of sweet, salty, spicy and garlicky flavor. It’s one of those Asian sauce that works well with satay, spring rollls or any Asian style salad

Spicy Peanut Sauce

My mom makes the best “Lumpiang Sariwa” I was looking for an English translation but I cannot find one that I know of. I’ll describe it instead. It’s basically a sautéed mix vegetables like green beans, carrots and bean sprout wrap in an egg wrapper with lettuce inside and served with peanut sauce on the side. This is one of my favorite dish that uses Peanut Sauce and where the inspiration of this Peanut Sauce came from. From time to time I make a large batch of this Peanut Sauce, it’s simple but really delicious and a good change from my usual balsamic vinegraitte dressing or any citrus an herb dressing.

Small Batch Garlic Peanut Dipping Sauce

What are the Ingredients for Peanut Sauce?

  • Water – for a lighter sauce
  • Soy Sauce – for flavoring
  • Peanut Butter – for peanut butter flavor, it also like helps thicken the sauce
  • Salt – for additional since we are only adding small amount of soy sauce
  • Sugar – for a little bit of sweetness
  • Garlic – for a nice garlic flavor, do not skip this
  • Cornstarch – to help thicken the sauce
  • Red Chile Pepper – for a slight kick of heat

How to Make Peanut Sauce?

Simple, this is basically just simmering all the ingredients in a pan. Start by pouring water and soy sauce in a pan. Add sugar, salt, minced garlic and cornstarch. Stir to dissolve the cornstarch. Simmer for about 5 – 10 minute in medium heat. Make sure to continuously stir as it simmer to avoid getting lumps. Add red chile pepper in the last 3 minutes of cooking. If you like spicy, add the peppers from the start. If you don’t like it spicy, you can reduce of entirely skip the pepper. The sauce will thicken as cools.

Where to Use Peanut Sauce?

Small Batch Peanut Sauce

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon granulated Sugar
  • 2 cloves Garlic – minced
  • 2 teaspoon Cornstarch

Instructions:

Pour water and soy sauce in a pan. Add sugar, salt, minced garlic and cornstarch. Stir to dissolve the cornstarch. Simmer for about 5 – 10 minute in medium heat. Make sure to continuously stir as it simmer to avoid getting lumps. Add red chili pepper in the last 3 minutes of cooking. If you like spicy, add the peppers from the start. If you don’t like it spicy, you can reduce of entirely skip the pepper. The sauce will thicken as cools.

Peanut Sauce

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