Why go out for Thai food when you can make it at home? These delicious Thai-style chicken satay are made marinated, grilled and served with a simply phenominal peanut sauce.
2 lbs Meridian free run boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced lengthwise, fairly thin pieces. Our butchers are happy to prepare this for you.
Wooden/ metal skewers- about 10 to 12, soaked in water for at least an hour
1/3 cup Shallots, finely chopped
1/3 cup Minced lemon grass (you can also use lemon grass paste)
½ tablespoon Ginger paste or 1 to 2 inch ginger piece minced
½ tbsp Garlic, about 3 cloves, minced
¾ teaspoon Cumin powder
1 teaspoon Coriander powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 ½ tablespoon Oyster sauce
1 ½ tablespoon Soy sauce
1 tablespoon Fish sauce
2 ½ tablespoon Molasses or brown sugar
2 ½ tablespoon Rice vinegar (use tamarind paste mixed with water as substitute)
2 tablespoon Cooking oil (use peanut oil for a more authentic taste)
Chilli paste to taste, you can substitute with paprika or chilli flakes
Salt, to taste
Have one of our butchers slice the chicken breasts lengthwise, about 1 inch wide.
Mix/ blend together all the ingredients under the ‘marinade’ section.
Mix the meat with the marinade making sure all pieces are all evenly coated. Marinate overnight for best results or at least for 2 to 3 hours.
Thread each marinated strip on to the skewer, leaving about 2 to 3 inches at the top and bottom of the skewer free
Pre-heat the grill for about 10 minutes.
Cook each side for 4 to 5 minutes, basting them in between if you have left over marinade.
Serve with some peanut sauce (recipe follows).
Peanut Dipping sauce:
3 tablespoons Chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup Thick coconut cream/milk (blend in equal parts with peanut butter to get thick gravy-like consistency
1-2 tablespoons Honey, depending on how sweet you want it to be
1 Thai green chilli, chopped fine or to taste
2 tablespoons Shallots, minced or finely chopped
2 tablespoons Garlic, minced
Salt- to taste
Blend together all the ingredients together and serve with satays and wedges of lime.