“Our Southeast-Asian-inspired peanut sauce works wonders, whether served as a dip for summer rolls or fried tofu, or swirled into rice noodles. Use it for dunking, drizzling, basting, and simmering.” — Haven’s Kitchen
1 cup roasted peanuts
½ cup water, plus more as needed
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons sambal oelek
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
fine sea salt
juice of 1 lime, or to taste
1. Purée the peanuts and water in a blender until smooth.
2. Add the rice vinegar, honey, sambal oelek, sesame oil, hoisin, and ginger and blend until incorporated.
3. Season with salt and lime juice to taste.
4. If the sauce is thicker than you’d like, stir in more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Excerpted from The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2017
Originally featured in One Sauce, 5 No-Fuss Weeknight Dinner Ideas