Monday, June 22, 2015

Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce

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A sweet and spicy creamy peanut sauce that is a great dip for vegetables or spring rolls.


Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce:  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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Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce:  A sweet and spicy creamy peanut sauce that is a great dip for vegetables or spring rolls.

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.

Veggies are so much tastier dipped in Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce.  [Tweet this]
Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce:  A sweet and spicy creamy peanut sauce that is a great dip for vegetables or spring rolls.

Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce

Modified slightly from The Cafe Sucre Farine

Cook time:  10 minutes
Servings:  5

Ingredients:

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


Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce:  A sweet and spicy creamy peanut sauce that is a great dip for vegetables or spring rolls.


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.

Honey Sriracha Peanut Sauce:  A sweet and spicy creamy peanut sauce that is a great dip for vegetables or spring rolls.



Enjoy.


If you'd like to try another peanut sauce check out:

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Butter Sauce:  Noodles, lettuce, sprouts, carrots and herbs rolled tightly in rice sheets served with a peanut sauce for dipping.

Peanut sauce is great with veggies alone but check out these recipes that would be great with some peanut sauce too:


You may also be interested in How to roll a spring roll:


How to Roll a Spring Roll:  A tutorial showing how to roll a spring roll (also called a fresh roll or summer roll).


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7 comments:

  1. Yum! I think I need to make this tomorrow to dip some bell peppers I have in the fridge!

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  2. I love spicy peanut sauce! Having lived in Thailand and Laos for years, it has always been one of my favorites.Thanks for joining the #funsummerfinds linkup!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  3. Kim Daniels LewisJune 26, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    This looks so amazing! I can't wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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  4. Thanks, Mary. It's great. You'll love it.

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  5. Thanks, Shellie. That's awesome that you lived in Thailand and Laos. I love Southeast Asian foods and I'm always searching online for new recipes. Since moving to Hawaii, I'm learning much more about all kinds of Asian and Pacific island foods.

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  6. Thanks, Kim. I always enjoy your party.

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  7. What a great recipe, we will love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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