Many countries have their own skewered dishes or what you may want to call “brochettes”. In Japan we have Kushi Yaki. In Southeast Asia there is Satay. It’s just a matter of skewering piece of meat. But it can transform into such a great dish! How you arrange is very much up to you. This time I’m using peanut butter for marinade. When it’s barbecued, It comes out with very nice nutty aroma. To give a little twist to this dish I also made Southeast style salsa sauce. This dish will be great for early summer!!
[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ makes 4~6 skewers ~
2 tbs peanut butter
2 tsp curry powder
3~4 tbs sake
5 mini tomatoes
1/4 red onion
1~2 stalks coriander
1 tbs vinegar
Salt & black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp lemon juice
[ Directions ]
1. Here’s the peanut butter I’m using. You can use any type you like. Preferably unsweetened. Otherwise you can use sweetened one but add less sugar.
2. Add curry powder into peanut butter.
3. To marinate the chicken easily, you can add some sake to dilute the marinade.
4. You can make the thickness somewhere close to ketchup.
5. Add some salt to taste.
6. Next, processing chicken. Remove the skin.
7. Trim off the extra fat.
8. Cut into 3~4cm.
9. Add into marinade. Mix well make sure each piece gets dipped.
10. Cover the bowl and put into the fridge. Leave it for a few hours, preferably overnight.
11. While marinating, you can prepare the sauce. This time I’m making Southeast Asian style. Cut mini tomatoes into small dices.
12. Dice avocado.
13. Dice red onion.
14. Transfer the cut vegetables into a bowl and squeeze some lemon juice.
15. Add chopped coriander.
16. Add sugar, salt, pepper and vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes wait till juice comes out. Check the flavor, add some seasonings if needed.
17. Skewer 4~5 pieces marinated chicken on each skewer.
18. Lay a sheet of tinfoil on a baking pan and oil the surface. Place skewered meat.
19. Cover the exposed skewer part with tinfoil.
20. Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius. Place the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Serve with prepared salsa sauce.
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