Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2002

    

This sauce is gently spicy and sweet—a perfect accompaniment to Southeast Asian spring rolls.

SERVES6 (Makes about 3/4 cup)

TIME15 minutes, plus 20 minutes cooling

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We set out to develop a spicy, not-too-sweet peanut sauce to accompany fresh spring rolls. We decided to eliminate the sugar and cut back on the hoisin sauce to let the peanut flavor take center stage. Next we added garlic, chili sauce, and...

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