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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pork Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

There is just something about eating meat on a stick! It is fun and casual and always tastes better eating something from a stick! The dipping sauce doesn't dampen the fun either. The other day I found some thin sliced center cut boneless pork loin chops on sale. I figured slice that thin it would be a quick meal. Then when I got them home they were extremely thin so I decided to make satay and just sliced each one in half lengthwise, I loved how easy it was to prepare the strips.

For the marinade I used a combination of several recipes that I have run across over the years.

Marinade ingredients:

1 shallot (or you can use onion)

3 cloves garlic - smashed and chopped

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1 tablespoon mirin (or any sweet wine you might have)

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon chili oil

2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

dash of paprika and chipotle chili powder (optional)

I didn't use any sugar in the marinade...just my personal preference. I just used the mirin to sweeten it just a touch. I also didn't use husband's preference. So if you like it spicy you can add some peppers or cayenne to spice it up.

Place the meat in the marinade and let it set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours. Soak the bamboo skewers in water so they won't burn when grilling or broiling the skewers.

Run the skewers through the strips of meat weaving in and out. Place on a broil pan, and broil for 3 minutes per side, until done.

I don't have a gas grill so I figured it would be better to broil them, instead of waiting for the charcoal to be ready when they are on the grill for such a short time.

For the peanut dipping sauce you can make it several ways, but this is what I did.

Peanut dipping sauce:

1/2 cup organic natural peanut butter (homemade or store-bought)

1 small shallot chopped fine

1 clove garlic chopped fine

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/3 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce (a spicy sweet sauce) I was able to sneak in a little heat :D

fresh chopped cilantro

With a little vegetable oil or sesame oil in a sauce pan and saute shallot and garlic until soft about 4 minutes. Add peanut butter and the other ingredients and heat through. Add some fresh chopped cilantro after removed from heat just before serving.

You can adjust the liquids depending how thick you like the sauce.

Enjoy as a meal or snack.

On Mother's Day we just enjoyed the morning at Sarasota Bayfront, where we had breakfast sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather. We were back again today with my husband's brother and girlfriend that came down for a visit.

Tucker always like it because we can take him along with us when we go. Everyone treats him so nice and makes an old dog like him feel so special.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day and enjoyed it as much as I did...I know it's late. So if it's too late I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend this week!

My last post was dropped and I had a few comments that were lost as well. I might try to re-post it, but I know with the last weeks of school I am just looking forward to the summer! I'll have a lot more time to play around here!


  1. Aw, what an adorable photo! I love BOTH of these sauces and would have to try both (many, many times) to see which I want to eat. =)

  2. Love your pics are so nice and love your recipe. Dear Lyndsey all of has porblems in blogger I have to make my post again, huggs, gloria

  3. WOw! You made your own satay! Pretty impressive, I always find it so much easier to just buy them whenever I have a craving for satay:D Lovely shots of you and your daughter, both are so gorgeous! And Tucker reminds me of my old lab who passed away still deciding if I should get another dog as a replacement, still missing her:P

  4. this is amazing, you can even do your own pork satay and peanut sauce. There is not many stalls in Malaysia who selling pork satay as this is "non halal" food item for Malay. But I did try once with little belly pork, it was so yummy. You made feel like to make this at home soon. Happy Belated Mother's day to you too.

  5. Oh wow, this dip looks amazing.

  6. I love peanut butter dipping sauce! I am going to have to have it soon! :)

  7. Lyndz, finally after so many pictures... this one has you in there! ha... I think Maranda looks more to Wade, isn't she? Now, the satay is a big big plus. You're making me salivate. Though, M'sia is very famous with our satay but not many of them can make such perfect satay. Some satay are so chewy like eating rubber. :o( Guess, still homemade is the best huh! Hope you're enjoying your day. Will try to wrote later.
    Blessings, Kristy

  8. Belinda - Thanks , that was nice of you to say!

    Gloria - I know I was lucky I only had one that was deleted. Plus I haven't had a chance to comment so much lately, because all our comment on other blogs were lost too.

    Jeannie - thanks, I think the hardest part is stringing them on the sticks! Sorry to hear about your Lab, they do become part of the family. Tucker turned 15 this month, and we are thankful for every day we have with him. I know what you mean about getting another dog or not...something we'll have to think about soon.

  9. Sonia - I would love to try some from a food stall in Malaysia! :D

    Jennifurla - thanks so much!

    Sook - glad I could help :D so easy to whip up!

    Kristy - of course I could say the same thing about you! I was hesitant to post one with me in it, but it was on Mother's Day hehe! I think she looks more like Wade too. You are so kind...(I know you like chicken) and these did taste better than they looked. They actually did turn out pretty tender and not as dry (or rubbery) as they might look. These were so easy b/c I didn't have to do much to slice the meat. I know Maranda likes chicken best! Talk to you soon!

  10. It is fun to eat meat on a stick! Now if it would only stop raining here so we could bust out the grill...

  11. oh wow love the satay and what a cute picture of you and your daughter so pretty :-)

  12. This sounds great...I'm a sucker for anything with a peanut sauce, anyway, sooooo... I need me some food on a stick ;)

  13. That peanut sauce. It haunts my dreams. I need it in my life. See I would think of the meat on a stick merely as a means of getting that peanut sauce into my mouth.

  14. TKW - it shouldn't be too long get that grill out.

    Rebecca - thanks, I did think about you posting pics of you and your daughter when I posted this. :D

    Heather - the peanut sauce was so good and easy too.

    Joanne - you crack me up...good thing the sauce is easy to make, of course you will have to double it :D

  15. I love the sound of the recipe, simple and delicious! I haven't had satays for a while, I should make some too sometimes. I am glad you had a lovely Mother's Day :). Have a great week, Lyndsey :)!

  16. This looks wonderful ! I think I may have to try it soon!Love the pictures....Thanks for sharing!

  17. hi lyndsey, fantastic you made your own satay! even though malaysia is so famous for its satay, i never once attempted doing it myself!Now i really feel like eating satays! is that you and your daughter in the photo?


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