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Easy Peanut Satay Dipping Sauce

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You will not find a more creamy, savory, a little spicy, and totally satisfying, easy Peanut Satay Dipping Sauce.

Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce, satay sauce, bumbu kacang, sambal kacang, or pecel is an Indonesian sauce made from ground roasted or fried peanuts, widely used in cuisines worldwide. 

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A platter with Peanut Satay dipping sauce on Chicken pieces

Easy Peanut Satay Dipping Sauce

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x


Chicken satay salad served with a peanut sauce. Outstanding rich and creamy with Coconut Milk and packs a punch with the chili


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  • 2 Cloves Grated Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Sambal Oelek (chili paste) or 1 Red Chili (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp. Dried Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk
  • 1 Lime (juiced)
  • 2 Tbsp. Oil (flavorless)
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil (to finish)
  • Salt to taste


    Heat the oil in a pan and fry the ginger and garlic for a few seconds.

    In a jug, add the honey, soy sauce, peanut butter, coconut milk, and sambal/chili then whisk.

    Pour into the pan and stir on medium heat till smooth and creamy.

    Once heated, stir in the sesame oil, chili flakes, and lime juice then remove from the heat.

    Sauce may be served warm or cold.

    Add your choice of salad greens, vegetables, and chicken satays and enjoy!!


Prepared, tried, and tested by Rochelle Lazarus Govender from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas Daily Recipes

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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 582
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 979
  • Fat: 51
  • Saturated Fat: 24
  • Unsaturated Fat: 21
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 23
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 16
  • Cholesterol: 25
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Peanut Satay Sauce

What is Satay

Read on Wikipedia the full history.

What is peanut sauce used for?

Peanut sauce is used with meat and vegetables, adding flavor to grilled skewered meat, such as satays, poured over vegetables as a salad dressing such as in Gado-Gado, or as a dipping sauce.

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