Todd's Famous Thai Peanut Sauce
Todd's Famous Thai Peanut Sauce

Todd’s Famous Thai Peanut Sauce


September 25, 2016

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"This is my hub's famous peanut sauce he makes for us. The key to this recipe is that it uses whole peanuts instead of peanut butter. It makes a world of difference in taste and texture."

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • 10 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: 8


3 ounces roasted, salted peanuts

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil

1 teaspoon hot chili oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce

4 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste

1 teaspoon Asian chili garlic sauce, or to taste


1Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2Pour the peanuts onto a dry baking sheet in a single layer, and break the whole nuts apart into halves. Toast the peanuts until they are fragrant and slightly darker in color, 7 to 10 minutes, watching carefully so they don't burn.

3Remove peanuts from the oven, let cool, and place in the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse 2 or 3 times to chop them finely, then add the canola oil, toasted sesame oil, hot chili oil, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, and chili garlic sauce. Process until the mixture is a fine paste with a little texture of chopped peanuts, not a totally smooth paste. The sauce should look a little grainy.