Satay (Peanut Dipping Sauce)



2 - 3 depends
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

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The first time I tried this, I didn't know what Satay was. When I tasted it I knew immediately - OH, this is Peanut Dipping Sauce !!
I like to grill or broil chicken tenders & use this for the is great, I usually serve a ranch dressing along side to have a variety of dips for the chicken.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I have eaten at many Thai restaurants and have tried some satays that weren't that great but I have to say that this one was really delish! I loved all the great flavors that shined through on this dish. I felt that it had the perfect amount of spice but you can adjust the heat to your liking.

This dipping sauce is great with grilled chicken or beef. I used chicken breast and rubbed them with olive oil and sprinkled on Essence of Emril seasoning. I then cooked them on an small indoor grill and it made for a quick and easy dinner! Cut them into strips, dip and enjoy!


1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
dark sesame oil
2/3 c
small-diced red onion
1 1/2 tsp
minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp
minced fresh ginger
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)
1/4 c
light brown sugar - packed
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1/2 c
creamy peanut butter
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
dry sherry (optional)
1 1/2 tsp
fresh lime juice

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook the olive oil, sesame oil, red onion, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes in a small heavy pot on medium heat until the onion is transparent - maybe 10 - 15 minutes.
Whisk in the vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, peanut butter, ketchup, sherry, and lime juice while cooking a minute more. Cool
Serve with cooked skewered chicken, or meat of your choice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Thai
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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Bea L. BeachChic
Sep 16, 2014
Hasleen, please post your recipe. There's always room for more. We all love to see everyone's recipes. Thanks.
hasleen kadir jelani leen12
Sep 16, 2014
hai,i m from malaysia n i would like to share this real satay recipe
Bea L. BeachChic
Sep 15, 2014
God bless you, Lara. Connie and I had made plans to meet several times to no avail. Something always came up with her sister or son that needed her attention. We talked by phone as well as private messaging on here and FB. I hate that we never met. She was a sweetheart.
Lara Gallagher LadyAmalthea44
Sep 15, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Connie's passing! Bea, you are a wonderful friend to keep tabs on her recipe as you do. I am anxious to try this with vegetable spring rolls. I love the peanut sauce, even if this is non-traditional! It's great to have "layman" versions of recipes for the folks who don't keep the more specialized ingredients on hand. (i.e. I just found this morning a hummus made with peanut butter instead of tahini!) I would also try this with Sunbutter (creamed sunflower seeds) as one of my girls has a peanut allergy. A late thank you to Connie for sharing this!
merrianne di john Merr
Sep 13, 2014
@Janet, satay is a type of dipping sauce they serve in Thai restaurants, the ones I have had were served with beef or chicken skewered and cooked on over a grill (like a hibachi ).. It has a wonderful spicy, peanut flavor.. I'm sure there are many recipe's for different ways of making it.. But bottom line is oh so good :)