Thai Shrimp with Peanut Dipping Sauce

This yummy Thai Shrimp with Peanut Dipping Sauce recipe takes only a few simple ingredients. Enjoy this appetizer shrimp recipe with dipping sauce alone or in stir-fry.

A plate of food on a table, with Shrimp and Sauce

Thai Shrimp with Peanut Dipping Sauce

I love a good appetizer shrimp recipe, and my favourite is this easy Garlic Shrimp. Yet I’ve never passed up this Hot Shrimp Dip either, YUM!

Know what else is a classic? Peanut butter is a fan favourite, I’m reminded of this as my Peanut Butter Balls recipe is going viral these days! So many are already planning their holiday cooking and baking, and who can blame them – the comfort foods are needed this time of year!

I wanted to make another recipe using peanut butter and had the tendency to go with a sweet dessert. Yet I spotted the recipe for Thai Shrimp with Peanut Dipping Sauce and knew I just had to try it.

A plate of shrimp, with Dipping sauce

I have a mad-passion for Thai food these days, I truly cannot get enough. Yet also I wanted to break from the usual various ways I use peanut butter, and try something savoury.

This pantry staple ingredient was going to work outside of the box!

What truly surprised me with this recipe for Thai Shrimp with Peanut Dipping Sauce, is that it takes so few ingredients, and took no time to make at all.

A plate of shrimp, with Dipping sauce

This appetizer recipe is fantastic, and one that should be added to your rotation this holiday season, and beyond.

Not only is the shrimp cooked in the flavourful sauce which includes peanut butter, you have the option of using the remaining as a dip for those who need more added.

A bowl of food, with Shrimp and Sauce

I assumed this would be a recipe that adults would enjoy the most, yet my kids were drooling at the stove and rushed me through taking photos so they could dive in. I wasn’t certain whether they’d be fans, yet there was a request to make it again. Recipe score!

Don’t forget to try my other appetizer dip recipes such as this yummy Cream cheese Mexican Dip!

A plate of food, with Shrimp and Dipping sauce

If you love shrimp, also try these Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs. You can make then on the BBQ, in the oven or even on a campfire!

A plate of shrimp, with Dipping sauce

Thai Shrimp with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Thai Shrimp with Peanut Dipping Sauce recipe, a few simple ingredients makes this shrimp and dipping sauce enjoyed alone or in stir-fry


  • 1/2 cup Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 42 frozen cooked cleaned (with tails left on) medium shrimp (3/4 lb./340 g), thawed, drained


  1. Cook all ingredients except shrimp in saucepan on low heat 2 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup peanut sauce into large skillet. Add shrimp; cook 3 to 4 min. or just until shrimp are heated through, stirring frequently.
  3. Serve with remaining sauce.


For a change of pace, use this easy-to-make peanut sauce to prepare your favourite stir-fry.

If you prefer a milder sauce, omit the Sriracha sauce.

Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 573mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

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  1. This looks delicious, my dad was looking for a good shrimp sauce just the other day Ill have to show him this one! Thanks for sharing

  2. I have only ever tasted store-bought peanut sauce. I bet the flavors in the homemade version are incredible! It really looks delicious!

  3. I’m going to make this for a dinner party! I have to sub out the peanut butter for wow butter but I think it should turn out good!

  4. I would never have thought to use peanut butter, but OMG this looks so delicious! I’m going to try it this holiday season.

  5. lately i have had a thing for shrimp and a thai shrimp definitely sounds like my kinda thing!

  6. I have a friend that raves about a peanut sauce so I am excited to try this recipe!I bet this is delicious with shrimp and I will be trying this soon because I want to entertain some guests that are coming ove r for a visit. This will be perfect for an appetizer.

  7. Both the peanut sauce and the shrimp look amazing here! I’ve only tried the peanut dipping sauce a few times and I love it (they go really well with Vietnamese summer rolls too)! But it sounds like the recipe is simple enough that I can make it myself, I’ll probably be eating a lot more of it!

  8. Sounds really good, will definitely have to try it out. Never thought of peanut sauce with shrimp

  9. I love shrimp but never ever thought of having a peanut butter sauce for them, that is different!!

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