Chipotle Peanut Sauce

Food & Wine
This sweet, nutty sauce gets subtle heat from chipotles.


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1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 chipotle chile in adobo
1 quarter-size slice of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon Asian sesame oil


In a food processor, combine the peanut butter, coconut milk, chipotle and ginger and pulse until smooth. Transfer the puree to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and whisk in the soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil and 1/4 cup of water until smooth; refrigerate until chilled.

Make Ahead: The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Serve With: Grilled beef, pork, chicken wings or shrimp or as a dip for blanched vegetables.

Created date

June 2004