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 Peanut Sauce (Nuoc Chan Dau Phung)

Simple Art of Vietnamese Cooking
Servings: 4


Peanut Sauce 


This authentic peanut sauce is an interesting combination of cooked onion and garlic simmered with tomato paste, peanut butter, and chilies.



1    tablespoon peanut oil
1    tablespoon small red onion, finely chopped
2    cloves garlic, minced
1    teaspoon tomato paste
1    teaspoon hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter, creamy style
   cup water
2    teaspoons sugar
   teaspoon Sate-Chili Oil, or dried chili flakes

Cooking Method

In a medium saucepan over high heat, heat the oil until hot. 

  1. Reduce the heat to low and add the onion and garlic. 

  2. Cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes.  

  3. Increase the heat to medium and stir in the remaining ingredients.

  4. Simmer, stirring, for about 3 minutes. 

Serve warm or at room temperature. 


The sauce will keep in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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