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  • 4 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 2/3 cup minced shallot
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan. Add shallot, garlic and crushed red pepper; cook over low heat until fragrant and just beginning to color, about 3 minutes.
  2. Whisk in peanut butter, hoisin, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Stir in lime juice.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature.
—Recipe by Laraine Perri

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