Chili-Garlic Peanut Sauce Recipe

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Daniela Mora Modified: April 22, 2022
Chili-Garlic Peanut Sauce Recipe

How To Make Chili-Garlic Peanut Sauce

Add some sweetness and spice to your dish with this rich peanut sauce. It’s made with coconut milk and a dash of hot sauce sprinkled with roasted peanuts.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 13 minutes
Total: 28 minutes



  • 1tbsppeanut oil
  • 1large shallot
  • 1large garlic clove
  • ¼cupunsweetened coconut milk
  • ½cupchunky peanut butter
  • 1tbspdark brown sugar
  • 1tspAsian chili-garlic sauce,or Tabasco sauce
  • ½tspfresh ginger,peeled, finely grated
  • 1cupwater
  • 2tbsplime juice,fresh
  • 2tbspdry roasted peanuts,unsalted
  • salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the peanut oil until shimmering. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes over moderate heat, stirring, until golden.

  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the coconut milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, chili-garlic sauce, and ginger. Gradually whisk in the water. Simmer the sauce over moderately low heat for about 10 minutes until slightly thickened.

  3. Let cool slightly, then whisk in the lime juice and peanuts. Season with salt.

  4. Transfer the sauce to a bowl or a glass jar and serve warm, at room temperature or chilled. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Make-Ahead: The peanut sauce can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  • Applications: Serve as a condiment with grilled beef, pork, poultry and shrimp. Toss with shredded lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, carrots and apples or with steamed green beans.


  • Calories: 1821.34kcal
  • Fat: 151.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 41.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 67.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 35.28g
  • Carbohydrates: 90.32g
  • Fiber: 16.34g
  • Sugar: 45.23g
  • Protein: 55.52g
  • Sodium: 2031.19mg
  • Calcium: 223.45mg
  • Potassium: 1978.82mg
  • Iron: 9.18mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.20mg
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