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Singapore Satay Recipe
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Singapore Satay

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"A delicious Asian satay marinade and sauce for chicken and beef. "

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    8 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. In a large nonreactive bowl, stir together the onion, garlic, lemon grass, soy sauce, peanut oil, turmeric, brown sugar, cumin, ginger, salt, and pepper. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of marinade in a small bowl, and refrigerate until cooking time. Mix the chicken breasts into the remaining marinade, stir to coat well, and marinate in refrigerator overnight.
  2. About 30 minutes before serving, soak the skewers in water. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the chicken breasts from the bowl, and discard the used marinade. Cut each chicken breast on the diagonal into 6 long strips, and thread a chicken strip onto one of the soaked skewers. Grill the skewers, turning frequently and basting with the reserved marinade, until the chicken is cooked through with brown, crispy edges, 5 to 8 minutes per skewer.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes
  • For beef, slice beef into thin slices and tenderize with a fork. Trim away any fat and gristle. Marinate, slice, and thread onto skewers as for chicken.
  • Make extra marinade, reduce in a saucepan over high heat for about 5 minutes, and strain to make a dipping sauce for the satay.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jun 28, 2010

I made this as the Recipe Exchange Group Recipe for the week of June 21st. Having never eaten satay before, neither I nor my husband know what it "should" be like. With that said, we thought this was a very tasty dinner. Next time I'd omit the onion and replace it with onion powder since I couldn't taste the onion & you don't wind up eating it anyway, why waste an onion when onion powder would work better? In the future I would used dried lemongrass. I can hear the purists squealing now but honestly...I couldn't taste it. Most of us don't live in a place where fresh or frozen lemongrass is available; mine was in those little plastic boxes in the produce section and I think it was inferior. I'm also not sure I'd use turmeric again. It stained my fingernails a weird pumpkin color :) (It'll wash off!) Lastly I did not pound my chicken, I just cut it into strips and let my husband sort out the cooking times (ha!). Overall we enjoyed this recipe thoroughly, thanks for posting!

 
Nov 11, 2010

I didn't thread this on skewers, but instead chopped the meat into bite size pieces before marinating, and then used it as part of a stir fry. This was my first time trying lemon grass, and I loved the taste it gave the marinade. However, it is not very edible on it's own--very very woody. Think of lemon grass like bay leaf, some that adds seasoning, but is never eaten!

 
Jun 23, 2010

I made this tonight with pad thai noodles and the baked egg rolls recipe from this website. I left out the tumeric and cumin just because we dont like those flavors. I added a little fish sauce & lime to the marinade. I only marinated the meat for 1 hour. I grilled chicken and skirt beef on my indoor grill and basted the satay skewers with a peanut satay sauce I made. I lived in Singapore for a year and this was close to what I was looking for!!! Its a keeper!!!

 
Sep 03, 2010

Fabulous flavor, but a bit too salty for my taste. Next time I would not marinate overnight, as I did this time.

 
Jul 11, 2011

My husband LOVES this recipe! (I do too) I use sesame oil instead of peanut (allergies) and when I can't find fresh lemongrass I use powdered. I serve them just as chicken breasts, and they're great! Instead of using some of the marinade as dipping sauce, I make my own, and often grill the remaining marinated onions on my george foreman when the chicken is finished. EXCELLENT RECIPE.

 
Jun 15, 2010

Excellent.

 
Nov 08, 2012

didnt have tumeric, used fresh ginger and garlic and one full stock of lemon grass per chicken breast. next time add a lil peanut butter perhaps or greek plain yogurt and bake...... overall F**king unreal! better then take out Vietnamese and i love that sh*t..... suggested side : rice or Vermicelli noodle or roasted root veg and onion.

 
Oct 26, 2014

This recipe is quite authentic, similar in taste to the satay found in singapore. I used kikkoman soy sauce and skipped the salt but it still turned out a little too salty for our liking. Next time I'll try a soy sauce with less sodium. Lemongrass (frozen is okay) and tumeric powder are essential ingredients for the marinade so please do not omit them if possible. It gives the meat that unique flavor and color

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 26.7 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1962 mg
  • 78%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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