How to make satay

Satay is a simple and succulent dish consisting of marinated meat (often chicken) grilled on skewers and served with a spicy peanut sauce for dipping. It makes a wonderful appetizer, or can be served with rice and a salad as a main meal.

 

Soak skewers and make the marinade



Soak 6 bamboo skewers in water for at least 1 hour (this prevents the skewers burning during cooking). Mix together 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander and 2 teaspoons of brown sugar in a small bowl.

Marinate the chicken and prepare peanut sauce

Cut 13 oz (400g) of skinless chicken breasts lengthwise into 6 even-size strips. Place the chicken strips in a shallow dish and pour over the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning halfway through to ensure the chicken strips are evenly coated with the marinade. While the chicken marinates, prepare half the quantity of the Peanut Sauce recipe.


Thread the skewers

Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill. Thread the chicken strips onto the skewers in a zig-zag fashion (don't bunch the chicken strips too tightly or they won't cook evenly).

Grill the skewers

Grill the skewers over a high heat for around 4 minutes on each side, brushing lightly with the marinade, until cooked.


Serve with peanut sauce and lemon wedges

Serve the chicken skewers with the cold peanut sauce for dipping and lemon or lime wedges for drizzling.
 


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