Place sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove the spoon and cook on a high heat until the sugar caramelises. (Be careful not to burn.)
Add peanuts, chilli, garlic and sesame seeds and stir over a moderate heat for 15 seconds. Add citrus juice and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and add soy sauce and peanut oil. Serve at room temperature.
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