Recipe: The Best Peanut Sauce. Ever.

In honor of (US) “National Peanut Butter Day,” I want to share with you my favorite peanut butter-using recipe in the world: Magic Spicy Peanut Sauce.

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I discovered this peanut sauce recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Everyone Likes Sandwiches. She calls it “Magic Spicy Peanut Sauce” and it definitely lives up to its name. You will be wise to heed Kickpleat’s advice in the recipe: “Don’t use sparingly.”

Kickpleat’s Magic Spicy Peanut Sauce - how I make it
(adapted from: this recipe, which I always, always double - as shown here)
6 TB chunky natural peanut butter
1 tsp to 1 TB sriracha, depending on how hot you want it (caution: you can always add more later!)
juice of 1 lime
1 c water + more
1/4 c honey
6-8 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 TB fresh ginger, minced
2 TB Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)

In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients over med-high, adding extra water by the tablespoon when or if it gets to thick. Don’t use sparingly. :)

I love to serve my family little bowls of this sauce (well, the 4 year old just gets straight pb!) alongside a communal platter of lightly steamed and/or fresh veggies a la Gado-gado (pictured above). It’s also excellent on noodles or rice. It even entices me to the fridge to eat raw carrot sticks (something I otherwise never like to do!). See? It truly is magical. ;)

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