Sauces and Marinades

Spice up your dishes with a little peanut pizzazz! Incorporating these versatile peanut-based sauces and marinades in your meals will be sure to please any pallet. The possibilities are endless when adding nutritious peanuts to your meat or fish!


Spicy Beer and Peanut Butter BBQ Baste

Ditch the bottled stuff, and get saucy with this sweet and spicy barbecue baste. Perfect on ribs, steak, chicken or mixed into a burger, you can customize the spiciness to your liking. Like any barbecue sauce, to avoid burning be mindful by grilling over indirect heat, or slather it on during the last few minutes.

Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing

This exotic, spicy dressing is excellent on a fresh salad, chicken or noodles, or as a dipping sauce. It not only adds exciting flavour to your dish, but also the health benefits of monounsaturated fats.

Citrus Orange Yogurt Dressing

This creamy yogurt dressing is chock-full of monounsaturated fats to deliver a powerful cognitive punch. Try it over a spinach salad with bacon and wedges of apple, or a mild Boston or Bibb lettuce salad.

Peanut Basil Vinaigrette

The peanut, basil and balsamic flavours of this versatile dressing will inspire your meal menus for weeks, and the monounsaturated fats in the peanut oil are a heart-healthy type of fat. It’s excellent with a vegetable salad, coleslaw or noodles, brushed over grilled veggies, or even as a marinade.

Peanut Butter Maple Sauce

For the ultimate peanut butter lover, try this irresistible sauce on waffles or pancakes. Or, create an ice cream sundae with chocolate shavings and sliced bananas or mangoes.

Peanut Basil Pesto

Versatile pesto goes a long way. Whether tossed traditionally with pasta or used as a spread for pizza or sandwiches, it can be made a couple of days in advance to have on hand or frozen.

Thai Peanut Marinade

Want to do something special for your next family get-together? Why not barbecue up some Thai food at a fraction of the cost of takeout. This easy-to-make Thai marinade with peanut butter is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The marinade is just as delicious on chicken and pork as it is on flank steak and shrimp.

Peanut Hoisin Barbecue Sauce

What makes a great barbecue sauce? In this recipe, the combination of hoisin sauce and peanut butter provides a satisfying contrast of sweet, salty and aromatic flavours making a delectable barbeque sauce for your family to enjoy all summer long.

Mango Peanut Salsa

There’s nothing better than something sweet to go with the summer heat. That’s why mangoes are the perfect fruit for salsas. The peanuts in this fast and easy-to-prepare recipe will add a little crunch, making it an ideal condiment to add instant flavour to fish, pork or chicken.

Peanut Caramel Sauce

This decadent caramel sauce is a perfect gift from the kitchen. Package a homemade jar with an ice cream and the recipe - if you're willing to share your secret!

Chili 'n' Nut Marinade

This versatile marinade goes great with chicken, shrimp, tofu, and any other meat that needs spicing up! Use it immediately or as a marinade for up to 24 hours.

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Did You Know?

  • peanut
    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.
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    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.
  • peanut-protein
    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.
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    Peanuts are 100 per cent cholesterol-free and contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat.

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