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Thai Peanut Sauce from Belligerent Cupcake

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So I’ve been meaning to make my Thai peanut sauce and keep it stored in the fridge for whenever I decide to make stir fry.  Every aspect of stir fry is easy to me, including the sauce, but it seems that between chopping veggies, stirring regularly during cooking, preparing rice or noodles, and making sauce, there’s just too much to do all at once if I want everything to be ready at exactly the same time.  I’ve been fortunate the last couple times making it and Hubby Dearest has made the sauce while I do everything else, but I doubt it will always work out that way. (Plus, I only have 3 24″ sections of counter top in my kitchen, so space is limited for us both to be in there!)

Hubby is working tonight, so I had some time to kill and took myself up on my offer to make the Thai peanut sauce!

First, I gathered my ingredients.

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Throw them (or place gently… it’s up to you!) into a medium bowl.

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Use your favorite method to mix.  I love this old immersion blender my dad got at an auction and gave to me…

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Who am I kidding?! This bowl is too big and my stick blender doesn’t work well in it.  That bowl is pretty for pictures, but let’s be honest – this cheap plastic cup is my favorite vessel when using the stick blender!

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Much better!

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It’s also quite speedy to clean the immersion blender with my Green Cup of Wonder!  Dish soap, water, and blend away!  (You can also clean the whole room if you’re awesome like me and decide not to do this over the sink! …I recommend doing it over the sink,  just FYI.)

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Now just pour it into your favorite jar and refrigerate,  or serve in stir fry right away!

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Thai Peanut Sauce

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 1/2 T liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
3 1/2 T molasses (or 2 T brown sugar)
3 T white wine vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
1 T lime juice
2 t garlic powder
1/2 t cayenne pepper or to taste
Heaping 1/4 t ground ginger

Stir vigorously with a whisk or fork or use immersion blender until all ingredients are uniformly combined.  Add to your favorite stir fry during last minute of cooking. If desired, top with chopped or whole unsalted peanuts for some extra crunch.