Sate—skewered pieces of beef or chicken cooked over hot coals—is a popular snack and appetizer in Indonesia.This recipe is for beef sate, but you can easily substitute chicken.Typically, the meat is served with a spicy peanut sauce called Igredients :Sate
2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. tamarind, dissolved in 1 tbsp. warm water
1 lb. sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. water
1 tbsp. peanut oil
bamboo skewers* * To prevent the bamboo skewers from burning, soak them in water for 1 hour before using.Directions :
1. With a mortar and pestle, food processor, or blender, combine coriander, cumin, garlic, salt, brown sugar, and tamarind.
2. Place steak cubes in a medium bowl and add the spice mixture. Use your fingers to rub the spices into the meat. Set meat in the refrigerator and marinate for 1 hour.
3. In a wide, shallow dish, mix soy sauce, water, and peanut oil.
4. Place four pieces of marinated meat on each skewer and dip the meat into the soy sauce mixture.
5. Broil meat over a charcoal fire or under the broiler of the oven. Cook for 3 minutes on each side. Serve with peanut sauce (recipe on following page). Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Marinating time: 1 hour Serves 4 Peanut Sauce:
1 tbsp. peanut oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 c. water
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 tsp. tamarind, dissolved in 2 tbsp. warm water
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. shrimp paste
1 c. creamy, natural peanut butter (available at most food co-ops) Directions :
1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
2. Add water, crushed red pepper, tamarind, salt, sugar, and shrimp paste. Cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add peanut butter and stir until combined. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often and adding a tablespoon of water if the mixture becomes too thick.
4. Serve warm or hot with sate. Preparation time: 15 minutes Makes 1 cup