Japanese Style Garlic Peanut Sauce

Japanese Style Garlic Peanut Sauce

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
53 Calories
3g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 21mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Satay is a traditional dish served throughout Asia. This is the Japanese variation of this particular dipping sauce. Use with grilled chicken, beef, pork satay sticks or with grilled vegetable kebabs. A great addition to any meal, cookout, or party.


  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 shallots (diced finely)
  • 1 cup/240 mL water (warm)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL ginger (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Asian chili sauce (use more if desired)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat butter in a medium saucepan until melted.

  2. Add garlic and shallots and cook over medium heat until tender but not browned. Pour in water, soy sauce, peanut butter, salt, black pepper, and ginger.

  3. Bring to a boil and add as much chili sauce as desired. Stir often.

  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer until it thickens, about 6 to 8 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

  6. Serve sauce at room temperature along with grilled meat or vegetable kebabs. Also a great addition to salads, wraps, and burgers.

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