Thai Peanut Sauce
The secret to this sauce is blending in a whole head of cilantro. The peanut butter should be the background of the sauce – The base in the band, the foundation of the building. It wouldn’t be as good without it but it’s definitely not the first thing you notice.
This sauce is really easy to customize but I highly recommend following the measurements exactly and THEN adjusting it to your taste. Some people (like me) love the biting flavor of extra garlic, chili, and ginger, and some people enjoy this way more if they use a sweet chili instead.
Now, this is not a traditional, Thai sauce. Traditional Thai peanut sauce would look like whisking together chopped bits of garlic, ground chili, peanuts and ginger with some vinegar, sugar, and oil.
I love the traditional sauce, but if you want a thick, creamy sauce that will stay on a spring roll or coat some rice noodles this peanut sauce is what you’re looking for. I love it so much I’ve been known to eat it by the spoonful. So give it a whirl, then give it a taste and adjust it to fit your preferences!