Peanut Sauce Recipe

Makes a large quantity!

  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp dried crushed chillies (see link)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime

The peanut sauce can be made in advance:

  1. Gently cook the onion in the oil until very soft, then add the garlic and chillies
  2. Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and cook for a couple of minutes
  3. Add the coconut milk, bring to a simmer, then add the peanut butter and desiccated coconut and cook gently until thickened. If you like extra tang, add some lime juice.
  4. Leave to cool before serving.

Cook’s Notes

  1. This makes a large amount, which can be frozen for future use. After defrosting just bring it to the boil and let it cool.
  2. It is quite spicy, so leave out some or all of the dried chillies of you prefer. If you have fresh chilllies you can of course use these.
  3. If you want to make a creamy and delicious curry, add a whole can of coconut milk to the recipe and leave out the desiccated if you like a thinner sauce. Brown some chicken pieces separately and stir into the sauce 15 before eating, then add a handful of fresh chopped coriander before serving.

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