here are a couple of my favorite satay recipes from "the complete asian cookbook" by charmaine solomon (my absolute favorite cookbook) i generally add more tamarind or lemon juice and more chilli or sambal to the peanut sauce recipes. SATE BUMBU: 1 lb (454 gm) flank steak thinly sliced MARINADE 2 TBS soy 2 TBS tamarind liquid (or lemon juice) 1 onion (chopped) 2 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp laos powder 1/2 tsp sambal ulek 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp shrimp paste (trasi) 2 TBS peanut oil 1/2 cp coconut milk 3 curry leaves 1 stalk lemon grass 2 tsp palm sugar (or dark brown sugar) blend together the first four ingredients into a smooth paste mix in the next four ingredients heat oil and fry the paste until it turns brown add the meat and fry for one minute add the remaining ingredients and simmer until sauce is very thick. thread meat on skewers and broil until well browned serve with peanut sauce. SATE MANIS: 1 1/2 lb flank steak cut into thin slices MARINADE 1 TBS palm sugar 1 clove garlic (crushed) 1/2 tsp salt 2 TBS soy 1 TBS oil 1 tsp cummin mix everything together. marinade the meat for at least four hours thread on skewers and broil serve with peanut sauce. PEANUT SAUCE: 7 TBS peanut oil 6 cloves garlic (thinly sliced) 1 onion (thinly sliced) 2 (or more) dried chillies 1 tsp trasi 1 TBS lemon juice 1 TBS soy 12 oz. crunchy peanut butter 1 1/2 TBS palm sugar (or dark brown sugar) heat the oil in a wok and fry the garlic (preferably in a frying basket for ease of quik removal) until it turns golden brown, blot on paper towels repeat for the onion abd chillies. in remaining oil, fry the crumbled trasi, add lemon and soy. remove from heat, and cool. stir in the fried stuff and the peanut butter. add enough water or coconut milk to desired consistancy. QUIK PEANUT SAUCE: 1/4 cp peanut oil 1 TBS dried onion flakes 1 clove garlic (crushed) 1/4 tsp trasi 2 TBS sambal ulek 1/4 cp peanut butter 3/4 cp water 1/2 tsp salt 1 TBS soy 2 tsp palm sugar 1 TBS tamarind liquid Heat oil and fry onion flakes for a few seconds, remove and drain on towels in about 2 TBS oil fry trasi and sambal on low heat for a minute add peanut butter and water and remove from heat. add everything else (including onion).
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