A Taste of Thai: Easy Peanut Satay Sauce

I love this fragrant and light Thai Peanut Satay Sauce. The recipe is quick and easy to make and great on these Vegan Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps. It can also be used on anything from soba noodles to roasted bok choy or even this recipe for Simply the Best Crispy Tofu. Because it will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator, you can whip it up and keep it on hand for a taste of Southeast Asia on the fly.

bowl of satay peanut sauce

What is Satay?

Satay is a famous Southeast Asian street food, made traditionally from char-grilled meat skewers basted in spices and peanut sauce. I am enamored with the spices of Southeast Asia. The recipes combine the brightness of local fresh herbs with the traded spices of India, Persia and the Subcontinent. This combination gives a depth of flavor that speaks to the heritage of many countries and the signature flavors of Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia.

How do I make Peanut Satay Sauce

This recipe is as simple as it gets. Coconut milk, curry paste, brown sugar, shoyu (or soy sauce), and peanut butter all get whisked together and then brushed on hot food to create a glaze, especially good on char grilled or roasted ingredients. Here's a little shopping list to help:

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