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dip essentials: peanut sauce

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a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

To me, peanut butter has always been an interesting ingredient to work with. Sometimes, when the fit comes upon me, I will slather a piece of toast with butter, then top with peanut butter… Yummy. However, I cannot abide things cooked with peanut butter. Cookies, cakes, pies, and other things baked with peanut butter will never pass my lips. But, peanut butter sauces… Now, that is where I can get onboard. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

★★★★★ 1
serves Several
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For dip essentials: peanut sauce

  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter, creamy style
  • 2 Tbsp
    tamari, or liquid aminos
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar, non-flavored
  • 1 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tsp
    sriracha, or more for a hotter sauce
  • 1 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 1 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • filtered water, for thinning the sauce

How To Make dip essentials: peanut sauce

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    A bowl, a whisk, and a good storage container are about all you need to make this yummy recipe.
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    No tamari sauce or liquid aminos… Sub some soy sauce, low sodium. No rice vinegar… Sub distilled white vinegar. No coconut sugar… Sub brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup. No Siracha… Sub with chili sauce. No ginger powder… Sub fresh ginger but double the amount.
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    The Geneses of Peanut Sauce Widely connected with Thai cuisine, peanut sauce actually began its humble life in Indonesia. What we in the West understand to be peanut sauce is more commonly referred to as satay sauce in Indonesia, mainly because it is served with the dish, satay (skewered, grilled meats).
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add all of the ingredients (except the water) to a bowl.
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    Whisk until smoothly combined.
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    Add one tablespoon of water at a time, until you achieve the desired consistency.
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    If I am using it for a dip, I like it thick; however, if it is for a dressing or sauce, I tend to make it a bit thinner.
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    Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
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  • So yummy
    Use as a dip for veggies, chicken tenders or shrimp, dress up a mess of greens, or use it in a stir fry. Enjoy.
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