Peanut Butter for the Hungry

Thai Peanut MarinadeServes: Makes 2 1/4 cups (550 mL)
Cooking Time: 5 min

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.


1 400 mL can coconut milk (regular or light) 1
1/2 cup peanut butter 125 mL
2 tbsp red or green curry paste 30 mL
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp fish sauce 30 mL
2 tsp granulated sugar 10 mL
1/4 cup chopped coriander 50 mL


In a medium bowl, whisk coconut milk with peanut butter, curry paste, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. Then stir in coriander.

For best flavour, before marinating make shallow slashes in chicken, shrimp pork or beef. Just before barbecuing remove meat from marinade, shake off excess. Sprinkle with salt and grill.