There are many ways to spice up peanut sauce, though a hoisin peanut sauce may be one of the most flavorful. This mix of traditional peanut sauce and hoisin sauce delivers a rich sweet earthiness. It’s a big enough flavor to work with both chicken and beef skewers. Plus, it’s a perfect dipping sauce for egg rolls and vegetable crudités.
Both the harissa and Sriracha sauce are the source of the spiciness in this recipe. Feel free to increase (or – gasp – decrease) the amount of Sriracha to your taste. Harissa itself can really range in its overall spiciness, depending on the chili peppers used. Of course, if you want to make homemade harissa with a decent spiciness, check out our homemade harissa recipe.
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Heat the sesame oil in a saucepan over medium heat, then add the garlic. Saute the garlic until soft, stirring often.
- Add the coconut milk and bring the milk to a light simmer, stirring often.
- Add the peanut butter, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and Sriracha sauce, stirring to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
- Use immediately or for best flavor allow the hoisin peanut sauce to sit for one to two hours to allow the flavors to meld prior to serving.