Japanese Style Garlic Peanut Sauce

Japanese Style Garlic Peanut Sauce
Japanese Satay Sauce. Olive Streeter and Patrick McLeavey/Getty Images
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: About 2 cups (16 servings)

Satay is a traditional dish served throughout Asia. This is the Japanese variation of this particular dipping sauce. Use with grilled chicken, beef, pork satay sticks or with grilled vegetable kebabs.  A great addition to any meal, cookout, or party.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 shallots (diced finely)
  • 1 cup/240 mL water (warm)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL ginger (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Asian chili sauce (use more if desired)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

How to Make It

1. Heat butter in a medium sauce pan until melted. Add garlic and shallots and cook over medium heat until tender but not browned. Pour in water, soy sauce, peanut butter, salt, black pepper, and ginger. Bring to a boil and add as much chili sauce as desired. Stir often. Reduce heat to low and simmer until it thickens, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand fro 5 minutes.

2.Serve sauce at room temperature along with grilled meat or vegetable kebabs.

Also a great addition to  salads, wraps, and burgers.