Thursday, January 17, 2008

Chicken Satay



Satay is a dish consisting of chunks or slices of dice-sized meat (chicken, goat, mutton, beef, pork, fish, etc.) on bamboo skewers. These are grilled over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings. Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia,Malaysia, Thailand and the Philipines.(wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satay)

I cooked Chicken Satay for dinner. I used boneless chicken thighs and some chicken breasts, placed on metal and some on bamboo skewers, and were grilled over hot charcoals. I got the boneless Chicken Thighs from Costco.

I marinated the chicken pieces for 8 hours using the Marinade mixture provided below. I made a separate batch for the dipping sauce but this time removing the Red Onions as suggested by the Recipe. I only had red onions and seem to overwhelm the taste of the marinade. Malakas ata dating nung Red Onions kaya tinangal ko na lang doon sa sawsawan (dipping sauce) batch.

For the dipping sauce, I used Connie Veneracion's Chicken Satay Sauce Recipe, and additionally used a food processor to blend the ingredients and added vegetable oil to 'dilute' and achieve the desired dipping sauce consistency.

Serving : 4 - 6

Chicken Satay

Marinade ingredients:
10 boneless chicken Thighs
1/3 cup sliced ginger
1/4 cup Onions
1 chili pepper deseeded and thinly sliced
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 head garlic cloves crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 lemon juiced


Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
->See PinoyCook.net's Chicken Satay Dipping Sauce ingredients

+ 1/3 cup salad Oil

Cooking Procedure:
To make the marinade, in a food processor, process the sliced ginger, onions, garlic, chili, while pouring in the oil slowly to create a paste consistency. Sample and taste the paste to achieve the desired taste.

Cut the Chicken thighs to bite size, about 1/2 inch size.

Put the chicken into the resealable bag, add salt, and the prepared paste into the bag. Turn the bag to evenly distribute the paste then refrigerate for several hours.


Dipping Sauce:
I followed PinoyCook.net's Chicken satay Dipping sauce ingredients and cooking procedure.Click here to view the recipe.

1 comment:

Marcia said...

Hi Julius,

I'll have to try your "from- scratch recipe". I used a spice packet when I made this not too long ago. :-)

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