Asian Peanut Sauce

Cuisinart original

Any type of peanut butter will work for this recipe – natural, or processed; creamy or chunky.  Use your favorite!


Makes about 1¾ cups


1         1½-inch x 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

3         garlic cloves, peeled

½        cup chicken stock/broth, reduced sodium

1⁄3      cup soy sauce, reduced sodium

¼        cup sesame oil

2         tablespoons rice vinegar

½        teaspoon fresh lime juice

1 to 2  tablespoons fresh cilantro

1½      tablespoons granulated sugar

½        cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky

2 to 4  drops Asian chili oil (add to taste)

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1. Put the ginger and garlic in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal chop- ping blade. Process to chop, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the chili oil. Process for 20 to 30 seconds to combine, again stopping as needed to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

2. Add the chili oil to taste, and process for an additional 5 seconds to combine.

3. This may be used immediately, or stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature and stir well before using.

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