How to Make Peanut Sauce from Scratch

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This is a real basic recipe that won't require you to break the bank or maybe even leave your house. We all know Thai grocers are sometimes hard to come by and that adding to your exotic spice rack can be quite costly. For those of you who love Pad Thai, this probably won't be a substitute for an authentic plate of noodles, but it will certainly suffice for a simple, cozy meal at home.

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Things you need

  • ¾ cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky, depending on your mood)
  • 1 Cup warm water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Tbsp. Soy sauce (add more to taste)
  • 1 Lime (juiced)
  • This is will feed about two hungry people. Double it for family size.

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  1. 1

    Spoon the peanut butter into a bowl. If it came directly from the fridge, give it a moment to approach room temperature.

  2. 2

    Add the warm water and mix it with the peanut butter. This will soften the texture and bring it closer to a sauce consistency. You can add more or less water depending on how thick you want the sauce.

  3. 3

    Now that the water and peanut butter are mixed well, add the sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice if you have it. Mix these well. Add more soy sauce to taste.

  4. 4

    Pour the sauce over whatever you like or store it in the fridge for later. It goes well with a rice noodle dish, stir fries, or breaded tofu/meats--whatever your heart desires.

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