This is a peanut sauce recipe that I modified, after following the recipe that came in this Hello Fresh kit. (It goes over a great lime-marinated beef and broccoli stir fry). I thought their version came out a little too thin and heavy on the soy sauce flavor, so here how I’ll make it if and when I make it again in the future:
(This will give you enough sauce to go over 2-3 servings of a stir-fry dish).
Start with 2 bulbs of scallions:
Separate the white tips from the green stems– the greens can be used later as a garnish.
To start, lightly pan fry the scallion whites in oil, along with one chopped glove of garlic, until slightly browned.
Then stir in:
5-6 tbsp of creamy peanut butter
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp soy sauce
Then, while gently stirring over low-medium heat, add approximately 1/2 cup water (or until sauce reaches desired consistency.
When I followed their recipe, it came out a little too watery for my liking. But still tasted good!
All in all, not a bad recipe, though one I would definitely tweak in the future.
Other peanut sauce ideas:
This one from Epicurious calls for lime juice and red pepper flakes.
I’m slightly skeptical– but curious– about this simple-looking one using crunchy peanut butter and hot sauce.
Last, this authentic recipe from She Simmers Thai Cooking that calls for coconut milk and curry paste. (I think I’m the most excited to try out this one).