Satay (Peanut Dipping Sauce)



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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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2 - 3 depends
10 Min
20 Min
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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

How to Make Satay (Peanut Dipping Sauce)


  • 1Cook 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.
  • 2Whisk in the vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, peanut butter, ketchup, sherry, and lime juice while cooking a minute more. Cool
  • 3Serve with cooked skewered chicken, or meat of your choice.

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About Satay (Peanut Dipping Sauce)

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