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Peanut Butter Marinade & Grilling Sauce vegetarian peanut butter main course gluten free

Peanut Butter is too often associated with sweet dishes ranging from mildly sweet pb&j to a rich peanut butter fudge. I find this somewhat odd considering that 95% of all peanut butter you buy in the store is salted. The only common use in a savory dish that I can think of is Thai Peanut Sauce which, when correctly prepared, is one of the greatest sauces ever.

Well, my buddy back East recently donated a jar of peanut butter via the link at the end of every post. In his payment note, he requested the jar go toward developing a grilling sauce or marinade. Pairing peanut butter with meat is a difficult task, but one that I’m up to. I believe that peanut butter naturally mixes better with poultry, but I recommend attempting this with pork or beef.

I used several ingredients I had on hand, and let the flavors mix together and marinate the meat overnight. The result was a rich, salty and creamy sauce that penetrated the meat and added a wonderful flavor. This is only a preliminary (and estimated) recipe, but certainly one for the books.

Ingredients:Peanut Butter Marinade & Grilling Sauce vegetarian peanut butter main course gluten free Print Peanut Butter Marinade & Grilling Sauce vegetarian peanut butter main course gluten free Save

1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1T honey
2t ground ginger
2t garlic salt
2t hot chili sauce (asian chili paste)
dash pepper

Instructions:

1. Whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce and honey. If you’re like me and afraid it isn’t mixing, then you haven’t mixed enough. The result should be a smooth, thick and creamy sauce.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, making sure to break up any clumps.

3. Place meat in a plastic bag and cover with sauce. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or overnight. Reserve some sauce to brush on top when grilling.

Additional Info:

The resulting flavor and texture were very good. Let the meat marinate in the sauce for a while to allow it to take on the creaminess of the peanut butter. I used 2 turkey tenderloins which is 20 oz or about 1-1/4 lbs. The recipe made more than enough sauce to cover both with a little bit leftover. I recommend marinating pork tenderloins or mixing 1/4 cup sauce with 1 lb of lean ground beef before shaping into patties.

Filed in Gluten Free, Main Course, Peanut Butter, Vegetarian

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  1. Mochachocolata Rita says:

    Hi PB Boy, hehe you’re right! Peanut Butter makes world a better place…we’re miles apart, but all bound by the its sticky goodness hohoho…I justttt made Peanut Butter Grilled Chicken Wings and i found your site!! wat a coincidence!..it’s about time people use more PB on savoury dishes ^_^

    http://mochachocolatarita.blogspot.com/2008/03/peanut-butter-chicken-wings.html

  2. Katrina says:

    That sounds really good. I could totally not tell my family and they’d probably never know!

    It is delicious and you don’t really pinpoint the peanut butter, but more of an overall rounder flavor and creamy texture. Also a great way to add some nutrition. ~ Nick

  3. JP says:

    Just wanted to say I tried this tonight with pork and it was great. I did us PB2 instead of normal peanut butter(due to our diet) and added a bit more Sambal Olek(chili paste), and used white pepper(and it was a bit more than a dash.) Overall it was fantasitc. Thanks for the tip and we’ll def be using this one again.

    • Nick says:

      Great! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yea, I think it could use an extra dash of chili paste and maybe a bit of fresh chopped garlic if you get the chance.

  4. ed says:

    gonna try it tonite!! was looking for a chicken satay recipe, cant find the one I wanted somehow someway got here!! its as close to a satay sauce as I care!!

  5. That peanut butter sauce sounds good! Making pork and peanut butter sauce tonight :)

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