Thai Peanut Marinade

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.

  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: Makes 2¼ cups (550 mL)



1 400 mL can of coconut milk (regular or light)
½ cup (125 mL) peanut butter
2 tbsp (30 mL) red or green curry paste
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp (30 mL) fish sauce
2 tsp (10 mL) granulated sugar
¼ cup (60 mL) chopped coriander


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.