Recipe: Spicy Asian Peanut Dipping Sauce

This sauce is good with just about anything, from meat, to starch, to vegetables—you name it.

    • ¾ cup peanut butter
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
    • 1 clove garlic, grated
    • 2 tablespoons Sriracha or chili paste
    • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    • juice of half a lemon
    • water

Combine all ingredients except water and mix well to combine. Add water a little at a time, mixing until you've reached your desired consistency. I like it to be somewhere around the consistency of whipped cream, but this is up to you. Taste at this point and adjust for heat (by adding Sriracha or chili paste), salt (soy sauce), and acidity (lemon juice), depending on your preference.

Presented by

Sophie Brickman is a writer living and cooking in New York City. More

Sophie Brickman is a writer living and cooking in New York City. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the French Culinary Institute.

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

Video

What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

More in Health

Just In