Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January Daring Cooks Challenge: Satay

This month's challenge was particularly awesome, not just because it was easy, but because it was totally delicious! I have blogged about satay before, but this recipe involved a totally different marinade and is served with a yummy coconut-peanut dipping sauce. The original recipe was for pork satay, but I used chicken and tofu instead. Both were flavorful, but it's the dipping sauce that really makes the dish. The full recipe is at Cuppy's website, Cuppylicious, but I have posted the recipe for the marinade and the dipping sauce below.

Satay Marinade
from Cuppy
for 1 pound of meat or tofu

1/2 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 Thai dragon (bird’s eye) chili pepper
2 tbsp ginger root, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tbsp vegetable oil (or peanut or olive oil)

Mix or blend ingredients together. Use marinade for 1 pound of meat or tofu. For chicken, marinate at least 2 hours.

Peanut Sauce
from Cuppy
for 1 pound of meat or tofu

3/4 cup coconut milk
4 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1-2 dried red chilies, chopped (keep the seeds for heat)

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and stir on low heat, cooking until well-mixed.


cuppy said...

Finger food deliciousness! Mmm... Good call.

I like your other recipe for satay, too. I noticed that a lot of the googled recipes I've found the last couple days suggest reserving some sauce for dipping; I even did it on two of my own dishes for the challenge. It's a great way to be sure your flavors complement each other.

I'm glad you liked the peanut sauce! Hopefully the next challenge will be "more challenging" for you! ;)

Audax said...

I noticed that you used rice wine vingear in the other recipe great idea and sesame seeds are a lot addition.

Your satay looks so yummy love that last photograph, so tender and juicy.

Glad you liked the reveal challenge so much. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

Those process pixs the first few are so cool.

Manggy said...

Bring it on; I love it all :) Though it's the sauce that really makes it for me, ever since I tried it as a kid!

Angela said...

Beautiful job with this challenge! I enjoyed it, too, and did the tofu which broiled up very well.

Kirsten said...

Dang! Now I wish I had done this challenge! Looks yum yum!

The Purple Foodie said...

The satay looks so, so delicious!

Unknown said...

its look delicious.....
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