Friday, 4 May 2012


I thought I'd surprise the family with Chicken Satay for our dinner.

Chicken Satay

5 boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cut into small cubes

1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 lemongrass, finely minced
brown sugar
salt and pepper

Marinade the chicken for at least a couple of hours in the refrigerator.
Thread the meat onto the bamboo skewers and grill on a really hot cast-iron pan for 2-3 minutes on each side to get the char-grilled marks on the meat. 
Finish cooking the half-cooked meat in a 160C oven for about 15 minutes.

 And for the peanut sauce, I'm using ingredients readily found in my kitchen cupboard


No-fuss Peanut Sauce

1/2 cup ready-fried shallots
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 small knob galangal
1 tbsp sambal oelek
2 lemongrass, bruised
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp anchovy sauce
200 ml coconut milk
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
muscovado sugar

In a food processor, blend shallots, ginger, garlic, galangal and sambal oelek until fine.
In a pot add in the blended spices, lemongrass and coconut milk and let it simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Add in the peanut butter, anchovy sauce, sugar, tamarind paste and salt and leave it to simmer over low heat while continue stirring for about 5 minutes until the peanut sauce turns smooth.
You may add water if you find the sauce is too thick.


  1. Home made chicken saté is always the bomb! Lapaq pula tengok sis. Have à great weekend!

    1. Hi Tasha,
      Sedih no... satay pun kena buat sendiri.
      Kalau my satay tak the bomb pun, family tak boleh nak complain... takut tukang masak merajuk!!
      Have a great weekend to you too!!

  2. Dear Enda Muna,
    Never thought peanut butter would do for the sauce, looks yum for sure!

    1. Salam my dear Yong,
      Ni kira satay sauce express untuk orang-orang yang kurang rajin :)
      Lagipun I find that it is much creamier to campur peanut butter, in fact, next time I would probably omit santan entirely from the recipe.
      Selamat mencuba

  3. amboi rajin sungguh adik Muna. duduk di perantauan menjadikan kita kreatif dan rajin. teruskan kerajinan mu itu, kelak dikenang sebagai ibu dan isteri yang palinggg disayangi dan dirindui.

    1. What to do, Kak Azni... kat sini depa tak jual satay :(
      Nasib baik la ni ada Chef Google, nak apa habaq saja... dia akan beri recipe berbagai, sampai naik pening nak pilih. Last-last reka sendiri... nasib baik tak ada case sakit perut :)