Whether you’re team creamy or team crunchy, January 24 is a day where we can set aside our differences to appreciate the American staple that is peanut butter. Delicious, filling, and not to mention rich in healthy fats – we could go on and on about the perks of eating peanut butter.
One of peanut butter’s best qualities is that it’s incredibly versatile and can be used for many other dishes besides the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In the spirit of National Peanut Butter Day, we want you to put down the spreading knife, grab a pair of tongs and give these unique grilling recipes using peanut butter a try.
Richly spiced with ginger and garlic, and lightly sweet with a hint of brown sugar, it really doesn’t get much more delicious than a creamy, homemade peanut butter sauce for chicken. Grilled chicken skewers are quick and easy enough to prepare for a weeknight meal or serve as a party appetizer. Pair it with a nutty dipping sauce and you’ve turned a boring chicken dinner into a fan favorite.
Skip the Thai restaurant and achieve pork satay at home using your grill. Pork satay is a popular street food in Thailand that can be eaten as a snack or an entrée. The secret is in the sauce. This pork satay recipe is served with a delicious coconut-peanut dipping sauce that’s too good not to replicate. Pork satay is a great party dish because it can be picked up and eaten with your hands. It can also be frozen and reheated to satisfy your next satay craving.
If you’ve never incorporated peanut butter on your pizza, you’re doing it all wrong. This pork pizza starts with juicy boneless pork chops and a Thai peanut base, guaranteed to be a hit with lovers of sweet and spicy food. Topped with fresh ingredients like pea pods, shredded carrots, cilantro, and mozzarella cheese, traditional Thai pork pizza isn’t complete without a savory-sweet peanut sauce. The combination of flavors will have your taste buds thanking you.
From breakfast to dinner, and everything else in between, there are endless ways to enjoy peanut butter. So, give the ol’ PB&J a break and don’t be afraid to experiment with peanut butter’s versatility. Want more recipe inspiration? Check out our recipe page for meal ideas to switch up your weekly routine!