Shrimp Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

I had been craving some Thai style spicy peanut sauce lately and I had a few ideas on what I could do with it. The peanut sauce is a super tasty sauce that is made with a Thai red curry paste and peanut butter at its base. The curry paste adds a ton of flavour in addition to some spicy heat which is perfectly balanced by aspects of saltiness, sourness, and sweetness in the sauce creating something that is truly amazing and oh so addictive! I figured that I would make a big batch of it to enjoy and do a bit of experimenting during the week.

The first thing on my list of things to use the peanut sauce with was shrimp satay that is accompanied by some of the sauce for dipping. The shrimp is marinated in a marinade that has a ton of flavour and then skewered and grilled to perfection. If you make the sauce ahead of time and the shrimp is already marinated and skewered then it only takes a few minutes from pulling everything out of the fridge until you are enjoying dipping that grilled shrimp into the spicy peanut sauce and licking your fingers clean! Given that everything can be prepared ahead of time, this is a great appetizer for when entertaining company.

Shrimp Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Servings: 4
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds (toasted and ground)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds (toasted and ground)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (ground)
  • 2 stalks lemongrass (peeled & chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon galangal (or ginger, grated)
  • 1 lime (juice and zest)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar (grated or brown sugar)
  • 1 pound shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • * wooden skewers (soaked in cold water for 30 minutes)
  • 1/4 cup peanut sauce
  1. Mix the coriander, cumin, turmeric, lemongrass, garlic, galangal, lime, fish sauce and sugar in a food processor.
  2. Marinate the shrimp in the marinade for up to 4 hours.
  3. Skewer the shrimp and grill until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Serve with peanut dipping sauce.


Velva said...

A Thai spicy Thai shrimp....Delicious! This would definitely hit the spot.

Recipe for Delicious said...

Great recipe, Kevin. Thanks for all the alternate ingredients for those of us with small-town grovery stores. I think I can get lemon grass, so I may just have to give this a try.

Anna at Tiny Kitchen Creations said...

Hello, just started following your blog on bloglovin'. This dish looks delish, I've been craving a savory peanut butter dish so this will hit the spot when I try it out.
-Anna at Tiny Kitchen Creations

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

I must try this!!

The Duo Dishes said...

There's a little peanut sauce left from the weekend, and it would be nice to try with your shrimp part of this recipe. Satay doesn't have to be just chicken!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

this looks so yummy and I love peanut sauce, yum yum

Susan @ SGCC said...

Lovely recipe, Kevin. Satay is a favorite of mine, but I never get the peanut sauce right. I'll have to give yours a try.

jose manuel said...

Delicioso. Saludos

bed frames said...

That style of dish is very new to me. I have eaten a lot of different cook in shrimps but this one is so different.

We Are Not Martha said...

This looks awesome! I love love Thai peanut sauce, and summer makes me want shrimp all the time. This is perfect :)


Anonymous said...

Very inspiring recipes and I love that you update so often!
By the way, your photos are some of the most delicious I've seen.

brian said...

Good looking shrimp dish Kevin! I did a Moroccan one last week and a lot of the spices are similar to your recipe here. I love the thought of lemon grass in there and will definitely try this sometime.
Greetings from Gibraltar,

Emily said...

Wow, this looks really delicious. I love shrimp and anything with a Thai touch!

Anonymous said...

Kevin your peanut dipping sauce is fantastic! I make it often even for dipping summer rolls into (not fried or baked). I also like the sound of the marinade but can't decide between shrimp and chicken!!

Momgateway said...

The spicy peanut sauce is amazing!

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is mmm...

Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks really good Kevin! Putting it on my list of things to make for next week!

Ana Powell said...

Really delicious ♥

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Peanut butter is so good in savory applications. Some of the ingredients I don't use. So, I may omit them.

Looks fabulous!


Sweet & Savory Summer said...

This recipe is exactly what I have been looking for... and have waited to make a peanut sauce until I found the perfect one, this is it! Can't wait to make it :)

Drew @ How To Cook Like Your Grandmother said...

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I'm sending a DMCA takedown notice for my content, you might want to do the same. said...

This looks so delicious! I just love it so much. I might try this one this coming weekend.

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