Malaysian Recipes - Chicken Satay
This is probably the best-known and best-loved Malaysian recipe.
In Malaysia it is enjoyed on all sorts of occasions like birthday celebrations, business events and family outings.
Don't forget the Peanut Sauce ;-0)
600 grams chicken fillets - this will be enough for 4 people, allowing 150 grams per person.
20 – 25 barbeque bamboo skewer sticks
1 crushed stalk of lemon grass to brush the satay.
20 grams tamarind paste
5 grams sugar
About 15 grams salt to suit your taste
Slice these spice paste ingredients and blend together with the oil until fine.
100 grams shallots
3 cloves garlic
2 stalks lemon grass (cut into half and use the lower half)
15 grams ginger
15 grams galangal
60 mls cooking oil
15 grams turmeric powder (optional if you like a yellower color)
Mix the following spices, then grill for 2 minutes and put in a grinder and grind until fine :-
5 grams coriander seeds
5 grams cumin seeds
5 grams fennel seeds
Wash the chicken fillets and slice into strips or cubes, as you prefer.
Combine blended paste and ground spices with the chicken and add tamarind paste, sugar and salt and leave to marinate for 12 hours or overnight.
Pierce the chicken onto each skewer.
Grill over a charcoal fire or use a grill pan, constantly brushing with crushed lemongrass dipped in oil.
Eat either as it is or with satay sauce if you prefer.
Good Luck and please let me know how you get on !!!
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