I kind of have an obsession with anything asian when it comes to food. I quickly found that I LOVE a good peanut sauce. In fact I could just about put that stuff on anything and everything…..even cardboard! What I love about this peanut sauce recipe is that it is so versatile and can be tailored to what you are actually going to be using it for.
So what could you use this yummy peanut sauce for? Dipping anything…veggies, spring rolls, egg rolls, pot stickers, need I go on? Adding to any asian dish such aspad thai, spicy peanut noodles, fried rice, etc. Even just simply pouring over some crispy tofu, which I do frequently.
I use a combination of sriracha and hoisin sauce for the tailoring portion of this recipe. Those two ingredients are totally to taste based on what you are wanting. I have made a good combo of sweet and spicy, a spicy peanut sauce which is what I add to my spicy peanut noodles, and a sweeter version with the hoisin sauce which is mainly what I use for dipping spring rolls and fresh rolls.
This wonderful recipe was adapted from Cookie and Kate. It instantly became my favorite peanut sauce and I made some tweaks of my own to it.
This recipe does double really well! I have done it a couple of times just to have a batch on hand in the fridge.
You can make it whatever consistency you want as well. If you want a really thin sauce to just drizzle you could always add water until you get the consistency you want. I prefer a little thicker sauce for dipping and a thinner sauce for adding into my asian dishes.
Now I really want some fresh rolls to dip in my yummy sauce!
Peanut dipping sauce for asian inspired meals, dipping veggies, topping on tofu, or whatever you fancy
Adapted From: cookieandkate.com
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- sriracha, to taste
- hoisin sauce, to taste
- Mix all ingredients together either in a bowl or by shaking vigorously in a big mason jar.
- Adjust for taste using the sriracha and hoisin sauce. This is where I go strictly by taste and with the thought in mind of what I am going to be using the sauce for. Sometimes you may want a sweeter or a spicier sauce depending on your tastes and the dish that you are using the sauce for.
- If the sauce ever gets too thick just add a little water to get to the consistency you’d like. Enjoy!