Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Beef satay skewers with peanut dipping sauce

I know, I know, it's been way too long since I last posted! I'm sorry. After I finished my exams (which I passed, yay!) I just kind of ran out of inspiration. It's not that I haven't been cooking just nothing particularly blog worthy.

A couple of weeks ago I was skimming through the Serious Eats newsletter when I came across a recipe for beef satay. Now I love satay but normally it's made with chicken and the peanut sauce is cooked onto the meat this recipe is different and it instantly grabbed my attention.Unlike the more usual chicken this satay is made with cubes of beef which are marinaded in a mixture of soy and fish sauce with garlic, chili, coriander, onion and a little brown sugar. The marinade alone is unbelievably good, it's salty, sweet and slightly spicy and would make fantastic steaks just simply grilled.
For the satay part of the recipe a peanut sauce is made with peanut butter, chili, garlic, coriander and brown sugar. It makes a wonderful creamy yet spicy sauce to dip the skewers into or pour over the top.Ideally these would be cooked over charcoal for an authentic charred and smoky flavour, when I cooked these it was cold and raining so I just used a very hot griddle which worked well. I served them scattered with chopped coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime juice. Thai Jasmine rice makes a perfect accompaniment.

The recipe can be found here.

9 comments:

Nora said...

Yum yum yum! I keep meaning to make satay and this sounds like a delicious version.

Foodycat said...

Good to have you back!

Now this is actually a proper satay - it is much easier to cook chicken satay properly when you aren't fretting about the peanuts burning!

Gill the Painter said...

They look so tasty Sam.

Congratulations on your exams too.

croquecamille said...

Welcome back! This looks delicious, and I just happen to have bought some beef on sale this week, with no particular plan for it. Guess I have one now! :)

Hopie said...

Yay, Sam's back! This recipe looks delicious. I've never made satay before but I certainly love to eat it.

Anne said...

Congrats on passing your exams! Glad to see you back blogging again, the beef satay look great, we often have this dish in a local chinese so will have to try!

Sam said...

Thanks for the welcome back everyone!

pigpigscorner said...

Congrats! The marinade does sound amazing!

Jo said...

These were delicious!