Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January Daring Cooks - Satays

The January 2010 DC challenge was hosted by Cuppy of Cuppylicious and she chose a delicious Thai-inspired recipe for Pork Satay from the book 1000 Recipes by Martha Day.

Um It's possible that I read the title 'satays' thought excellent-love me some satays, and didn't read the recipe properly.

Which resulted in my making a slightly different recipe to the original. The good thing about satays is that as a street food theres lots of different varieties. As with most foods you make a lot I don't have a written recipe, it's more of a throw in a bit here and a bit there.

So I'm borrowing this recipe from here, as it seems pretty identical to what I did.

Recipe: Malaysian Satay Peanut Sauce

1 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts (unsalted)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis)
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar (palm sugar preferred)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oil
1 heaped tamarind pulp (soaked in 1/4 cup water for 15 minutes, squeeze the tamarind pulp for juice and discard the pulp)

Spice Paste:

6-8 dried red chilies (seeded and soaked in warm water)
3 cloves garlic
3 shallots
2 lemon grass (white parts only)
1 inch ginger (galangal preferred)
1 tablespoon coriander powder (optional)


Crush the peanuts coursely with mortar and pestle or mini food processor and set aside.

Chop the spice paste ingredients and blend until fine. Heat oil and fry the spice paste until aromatic and smell spicy. Add the peanuts, tamarind juice, water, sugar, sweet soy sauce and stir thoroughly. Simmer in low heat while continue stirring for about 3 minutes until the peanut sauce turns smooth.

Marinade your preferred meat overnight and grill. Or you can use this as a dipping sauce.


  1. Great job on your challenge. The satays look really delicious.

  2. Love how you used real penuts (not PB) in your satay and your 'authentic' recipe sounds so appealing and delicious well done and the pix is like eye-candy to me!!! And that spice mix your uaed is very much like the one I used to jazz-up the reveal challenge. Cheers from Audax in Sydney in Australia.

  3. Hooray for sweet soy sauce!!! ;D

    I love that you did your own thing with this challenge! :) I probably would have read the word satay and done my own thing, as well.

    That recipe sounds awesome, too. Well done!

  4. I couldn't agree more about how these marinades and sauces get thrown together. I did 4 different satays and not one was the same.

  5. Your more authentic sauce sounds really nice, I will for sure try that one out! Great that you did you own thing with this challenge - Well done!

  6. Using whole peanuts is a great idea. Your version of the satay sounds great... definitely made the best of the challenge.


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