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Saturday, January 16, 2010

That's what my husband called this Daring Challenge - Pork Satay. Sounds sophisticated or complex doesn't it? It's not. Marinating is something I very rarely do with my food, I'm not sure why though. It's an excuse to prepare dinner the night before and only having to broil or cook it once I get home from work. This was probably one of the easiest Daring Cooks challenge I've done so far - and I encourage you to try it. It's probably really good with rice and some veggies, but I just made a baked sweet potato with some butter and brown sugar (our favorite).  So, feel free to follow the recipe, but also feel free to make substitutions - especially for the peanut sauce, only make about half of it. Trust me. Click here for full instructions.


Satay Marinade
1/2 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 T ginger root, chopped
2 T lemon juice
1 T soy sauce
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
2 T vegetable oil (or peanut or olive oil)
1 pound of pork (loin or shoulder cuts)

Directions:
1| Cheater alert: If you have a food processor or blender, dump in everything except the pork
and blend until smooth. Lacking a food processor, I prefer to chop my onions, garlic and
ginger really fine then mix it all together in a medium to large bowl.
2| Cut pork into 1 inch strips.
3| Cover pork with marinade. You can place the pork into a bowl, cover/seal and chill, or place
the whole lot of it into a ziplock bag, seal and chill overnight.
4| If using wooden or bamboo skewers, soak your skewers in warm water for at least 20
minutes before preparing skewers.
5| Gently and slowly slide meat strips onto skewers. Discard leftover marinade.*
6| Broil or grill at 290°C/550° F (or pan fry on medium-high) for 8-10 minutes or until the edges
just start to char. Flip and cook another 8-10 minutes.
* If you’re grilling or broiling, you could definitely brush once with extra marinade when you flip the skewers.

Peanut Sauce
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| Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add soy sauce and lemon, mix well.
2| Over low heat, combine coconut milk, peanut butter and your soy-lemon-seasoning mix.
Mix well, stir often.
3| All you’re doing is melting the peanut butter, so make your peanut sauce after you’ve made
everything else in your meal, or make ahead of time and reheat.

1 comments:

Vanessa said...

Mmmm, looks delicious Alise ... I must try this soon!

January 20, 2010 at 9:48 AM

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