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What is a good recipe for spicy Thai peanut sauce?

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A good recipe for spicy Thai peanut sauce uses ingredients such as lemon, ginger, and chili and hoisin sauces. Other good recipes use coconut milk, lime juice and rice wine vinegar, and these go well with satays and wraps.

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To make a sauce with a flavorful lemon and ginger bite, heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 1 large minced garlic clove and 1 tablespoon of minced ginger root, and cook them in the oil for about one minute. Add 3/4 cup of hot water, 1/4 cup of peanut butter and juice from 1/2 of a lemon, and stir until smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons of a Thai style sweet chili sauce, 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Reduce the heat to low, let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes and add a pinch of red pepper flakes.

For a good sauce that goes well with chicken satay, whisk together 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, as well as 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper.

To make a sauce for a Thai chicken wrap, whisk together 1/4 cup of room temperature chunky peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of tamari, 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Stream in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.

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