Everyday Satay Sauce
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Serves: about 16 servings
  • 4 teaspoons peanut or sesame oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (see note below)
  • ⅓ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons soy sauce or wheat-free tamari (for gluten-free)
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 1 minute more.
  2. Whisk in the peanut butter, coconut milk, chili sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar until relatively smooth. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  3. If it thickens too much for your needs, whisk in a little water to your desired consistency.
Coconut Milk: This is regular coconut milk that comes in cans or little aseptic packages, not coconut milk beverage. It should be quite rich. For a thinner sauce, you can use light canned coconut milk. Using coconut milk beverage will produce a runnier sauce.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/sauces/satay-sauce-vegan-gluten-free