Easy Peasy Satay on a stick
My heart skips a beat when a few of my friends requested I should attempt a Beef Satay recipe. Satay is a complex seasoned meat, tediously skewered, then barbecued or grilled over an open flame. It includes 90 percent of ingredients that doesn't exist in any of Walmart's isle.
I am a 30 minutes chef. Anything longer than that may include unnecessary crying and stress. So this is my attempt of making satay. Granted it may not include the thirty different fresh roots that grow in a small island in Indonesia, hand grated and mixed with special spices to give you that earthy original taste. Hah! Just kidding. Nonetheless you will still enjoy this delicious meal made easy.
My improvised version however has been tested by neighbors and friends that gave me a few generous thumbs up. They are keen in making it themselves. A recipe that is easy enough to leave you feeling content. Taste good, feel good look good. So I'm sharing this with my friends and customers that are culinarily challenged or suffer the same un-diagnosed struggles of a Mageirocophobiac. Well maybe not to that extend. So here is an easier satay recipe to those that love fancy meals made easy! :)
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2 lb stew meat. (our OCR meat is very tender so I choose stew meat for convenience since it is pre-cut, however if you are using a regular local market meat you may want to select a tender cut or one with good marbling.
You could also use a skirt steak and grill it like you would for Carne Asada.
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oyster sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp paprika
and if you like heat add
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Wooden skewers. (I've tested it on our metal skewers too and it works just fine)
Mix all ingredients in a covered bowl and leave in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours. However if you could leave it marinating longer you'll intensify those flavors better.
Preheat your grill on medium high heat. Carefully thread meat onto skewer. Set aside.
Oil your grill. This is important so as to help your skewered meat from sticking!
Carefully arrange your meat on preheated grill and cook for about 2-4 minutes (depending on how well done you like your meat). I like to baste these yummy meat with the marinate while I'm standing there waiting.
Flip the meat over and cook another 2-4 minutes. If you prefer a well done meat, then flip it over again and cook for additional 1-2 minutes.
And that's all it took for me to serve this delicious Satay on a stick! I served it with peanut sauce and a side of salad. Yum! Delicious and waist line friendly too! ;)