At Ezra Cohen Montreal we go nuts for everything peanut, so it makes sense we’d be starting our summer right with peanut butter barbecue sauce for all of our favorite grilled foods. This sauce brings a Thai spin to traditional barbecue sauce, and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser wherever or however you decide to serve it. Read on for our recipe, plus ideas for a few extra twists you can bring to this inventive sauce by playing around with different Ezra Cohen Montreal nut butters.
Peanut Butter Barbecue Sauce
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup ketchup
4 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Step one: Stir together peanut butter and ketchup until completely smooth and well combined, then add in other ingredients. Adjust the amount of crushed red pepper flakes you use depending on how spicy you want your sauce to be.
Step two: Pour the mixture into a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minute, or until thick.
Step three: Cool to room temperature and enjoy!
Want to change it up a little bit? Swap out peanut butter for our Brazil Nut Butter, Natural Almond Butter, or Natural Cashew Butter. All will bring a unique and complex flavor to your barbecue sauce that is totally dippable and delicious.
What Foods to Eat with Your Barbecue Sauce
Peanut Butter Barbecue Sauce is incredibly versatile, but we have a few different ways that we prefer to enjoy it. Here are a few suggestions for your next bbq.
Satay skewers. Cut up pieces of chicken or beef into bite-sized chunks. Take half of your peanut butter barbecue sauce and put it in a bowl with meat; let marinate for at least half an hour. Once marinated, put meat onto skewers and grill, basting with the rest of your sauce as they cook.
Grilled chicken sandwiches. Marinate chicken breasts in peanut butter barbecue sauce and then char on the grill. Put chicken onto sliced brioche and top with lettuce, tomato, and red onion.
Grilled peanut tofu. Take tofu out of package and cut into six strips. Wrap in towel and place something heavy on top—let sit for at least half an hour. Marinade tofu in half of your peanut butter barbecue sauce for 15 minutes and then add to a medium-hot grill brushed with oil. Grill tofu slices for 2 minutes on each side, and then glaze with remaining sauce. Enjoy on their own or make a sandwich.
For more great recipes from Ezra Cohen, McGill-grad and founder of North America’s favorite nut butters, check out the rest of our recipe blog.