Thai Cookery Lesson 2. Peanut Sauce

Continuing posting about my Thai cookery class recipes: (For lesson one click here please )

This peanut sauce can be used in cooking ( in recipes such as pad thai) or to dip spring rolls.

This is so amazingly tasty that you have to stop yourself having it on it’s own! 😉


(Cooking time 4-5 mins, its vegetarian, vegan friendly, the given quantities in the recipe will produce  about 100ml of sauce). 

Ingredients for an amazing peanut sauce

Ingredients for an amazing peanut sauce

STEP 1:  (Medium heat)

Step1. Peanut sauce


  • 1 tablespoon of oil 
  • 1/2 coarsely chopped medium tomato

Crush the tomato in the woke with the spatula.


Peanut sauce. Step3

Step 2

Reduce the heat a little, then add:

  • 1 teaspoon red or Tom Yum chilli paste. ( Tom yum is easily available in Asian stores. It contains ingredients such as lemon grass, galangal, sugar and chilli.)

Fry until fragrant.


Peanut Sauce. Step 3


  • 6 tablespoon of coconut milk
  • 1 table spoon crushed roasted ground peanuts

Add more coconut milk if sauce becomes too thick.


Peanut Sauce. Step 4

Step 4


  •  2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 table spoon mixed light and dark soy sauce

Turn the heat off.

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Please consider that this sauce should be a mixture of : salty, sweet, sour and spicy. It’s quite important to stick with the ratios mentioned in the recipe. But you can use your own judgment at the end. For example I preferred to add a touch of chilli at the end.

Thanks for looking and come back soon!


This entry was published on April 13, 2013 at 9:47 am. It’s filed under All the Recipes jumbled up!, PANTRY ITEMS and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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