Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in place of soy sauce in this dish.


"I eat at this German-Chinese restaurant and the food is delicious. The only problem is that an hour later you're hungry for power."
-Dick Cavett, Television personality

The refrigerator light goes on...

Peanut sauce makes a great addition to your Asian dishes. This version is super simple to make from ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. One trick for the coconut milk is to freeze any that is leftover from your recipes in 1/2 and 1/4 cup batches and you will always have some on hand.

While there are good peanut sauces in the grocery store, they are often much higher in salt. Making your own lets you control the amount of added sodium.


Thai Peanut Sauce

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and will keep for about 3 weeks sealed tightly in the refrigerator.

Thai Coconut Shrimp with Thai Peanut Sauce


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium vegetable stock (add more as needed)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat (lite) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp Tabasco sauce

Combine the reduced-fat peanut butter, vegetable stock, coconut milk, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and Tabasco in a small bowl.

Whisk until smooth and set aside.

If the sauce is too thick, add more vegetable stock a teaspoon at a time.

(This can be made up to 48 hours in advance and refrigerated).

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 60 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 7%
    Saturated Fat 2g 11%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars <1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 0mcg Potassium 65mg