Spicy Peanut Sauce


I love this sauce, sweet, spicy and peanutty.  The peanut sauces in restaurants are too sugary for my palette.  So I make this easy recipe just the way I like it.

2 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon to 2 Tablespoons maple syrup, agave or brown rice syrup (optional)
1 teaspoon chili sauce or pinch of cayenne pepper to taste (optional) 

Put two tablespoons of peanut butter in a small bowl. Slowly add in a little water at a time and beat with a fork. Add more water until the mixture become smooth and creamy. Add the sweetener and chili sauce or cayenne pepper to taste. I only use 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. If you like a sweeter sauce, add more sweetener. The chili sauce is optional and depending on how hot it is will determine how much you will add to your peanut sauce. We get ours from Chinatown in Flushing, NY. The ingredients are chili, salt, vinegar, sesame oil.

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