A sweet and spicy creamy peanut sauce that is a great dip for vegetables or spring rolls.
I have had this recipe pinned since I first saw it over a year ago from The Cafe Sucre Farine. Honey and sriracha. I'm all about sweet and spicy so as soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. As with many great recipe ideas I pin, I planned on making it right away but then I started thinking about another meal or dish and the recipe sat in Pinterest until I remembered it. I have been trying to eat more vegetables for lunch and as snacks so when I was cutting celery and other veggies this recipe popped back into my head. Peanut sauce is like a grown-up version of celery and peanut butter so it was a natural combination. Eating veggies is a wonderful treat when they are dipped in this sauce. It would make a great veggie platter for a Fourth of July cookout, or for any party.
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I fell in love with peanut sauce the first time I had spring rolls at a Thai restaurant when I lived in Houston. There is just something about peanut sauce. It's salty, sweet, sour, peanutty, and perfectly dippable. Not only is it great for spring rolls, but it's also a great dip for vegetables and can be thinned for a great salad dressing. Peanut sauce is pretty simple just peanut butter and water then add whatever flavors you like. It's easy to add a little of this and that until it tastes just right. Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce from The Cafe Sucre Farine is a great recipe. I made a few adjustments like adding more sriracha (I like a bit more spice) and using only honey instead of honey and brown sugar. I want to try it again using fish sauce instead of soy sauce just because I love fish sauce flavor (they are both used to add that salty component). This recipe did not disappoint. I loved it. Veggies are so much better dipped in this sauce.
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Honey Sriracha Peanut SauceModified slightly from The Cafe Sucre Farine
Cook time: 10 minutes
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp sriracha (more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
1 tsp hot chili oil
2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 1/4 cups water
Combine all of the ingredients (if you are unsure about how much spice you can handle start with 3 tsp of sriracha and add more at the end if you'd like it spicier) in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Stir continuously while bringing to a boil and boil until the sauce is your desired consistency (about 5 minutes). If the sauce gets too thick add a little more water to thin it.
Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes about five 1/2-cup serving.
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