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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)

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.


Vanessa said...

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

January 20, 2010 at 9:48 AM

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