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Chicken Satay

Along with the coconut agar-agar, I also made satay for a BBQ potluck at a friend’s place. All 100 sticks of them!!! Phew! It was a lot of work. I wonder how the satay sellers make hundreds of sticks every night?


For the satay, I used my own marinade. Will add the recipe later. For the sauce, I used the easy satay sauce from Little Corner of Mine. It was really good!! Very easy too. Definitely save me a lot of work from grinding all the spices. Thanks LCOM for sharing : )

Satay was served along with some ketupat (I cheated on this & used the NONA brand ketupat. All I have to do is to boil it.), cucumber & onion.

Thanks to DH for a great grilling job! Here’s a satay grilling shot. Like pro eh?? hehe… Must give him a little credit otherwise he won’t grill it for me next time : P I have no idea how to use that complicated grill of his!!!!


P/S: A & K , If you are reading this, thanks for organizing this gathering. Had a really fun time!!! : )

Edited to add recipe for satay:
700 gm chicken – If possible, add a little bit of chicken fat to make it moist
5 garlic
12 shallots
5 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp coriander
½ tsp tumeric
2 tsp cumin
½ tsp fennel – preferably grounded
1 stalk lemon grass

“Glazing” liquid
Mix 1 tbsp oil & 1 tbsp coconut milk together

1. Blend garlic, ginger, shallots & lemongrass with a little oil till it is a paste.
2. Add # 1 and the rest of the spices (except the glazing liquid) to the meat & marinate overnight.
3. Before skewering the satay, make sure to soak the skewers for at least 2 hours to prevent burning.
4. Skewer & grill for about 3-4 min on each side. Use the glazing liquid to glaze the satay a couple of times.

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  • Judy July 13, 2007, 11:01 am

    Oh my goodness, it is so authentic. I am beginning to imagine the smell. The satay really, really looks like the ones they serve at the hawker stalls.

    You made me miss my satay grill. I left that behind in Melbourne. 🙁

    Any recipe to share? 😛

  • Little Corner of Mine July 13, 2007, 4:48 pm

    Wow, what a satay heaven, made me “lau nua liao”! Glad you like the satay sauce! 🙂

  • tigerfish July 13, 2007, 5:16 pm

    I would have thought you are back in Asia (are you?) since they look soooo authentic (I guess those 100 sticks played a part in authenticity). ;p

    I want to wait for the colder months to make this…since I need to “grill ” them in my normal flat-pan (have no grill 🙁 )

    I cheated more when I made satay the last time. I used Glory Brand Satay Sauce. Next time, I can try some homemade peanut sauce when that jar of store-bought sauce runs out.

  • Blur Mommy July 13, 2007, 9:41 pm

    Judy: Thks! Have added the recipe. Was too lazy to type the recipe yesterday :p Do u have a regular BBQ grill? ‘cos that’s what I used.

    LCOM: Thks! : ) The sauce was really good!

    tigerfish: maybe I am??? hehehe….. Nolah, I’m in Seattle.
    U shld try this satay sauce. Very easy. I like the Glory brand sambal.

  • Vien July 13, 2007, 10:07 pm

    Definately looks like the real stuff we see on the road-side satay stall. Why aren’t you here in the Bay Area?! 🙁

  • Angeleyes July 15, 2007, 8:56 am

    wah… looks yummy wor! I am still very lazy to prepare satay myself… here can get a stick for 20sen so I never really bother… hehehe Lazy me!

  • Blur Mommy July 17, 2007, 7:09 am

    vie: thks! : ) Actually we almost moved to San Jose but in the end it didn’t work out. Haiya…otherwise Lil’ C can play with Belle. : )

  • wHOisBaBy July 18, 2007, 4:16 am

    satay … yummy. i made once before, i know is a lot of work. i used the oven to grill without the stick one, just the meat. used pork instead of chicken. my recipe dunno where already. just once, too much work.

  • G @ mommibee.com July 21, 2007, 3:47 am

    my, my u’re really good!! yummmmmmm!! 100 sticks no joke! yeah i agree, those satay sellers back home work very hard and charged so little some more. Nx time i go back must “pong chan” them lots, hehe

  • Blur Mommy July 21, 2007, 7:49 am

    g: yep, sometimes we dun know how hard it is until we actually make it. Hey, dun forget to “pong chan” for me too!! :p Dunno when I’ll be going back.

  • Sue Sue July 22, 2007, 1:59 am

    Satay… from my hometown Kajang. What a shame for me for years I haven’t eat Satay from my hometown. Hahaha… today going to ‘tau pau’ back since I am going to my grandma house with the kids.

  • Blur Mommy July 23, 2007, 6:00 am

    sue sue: u are so lucky!! I’m jealous. I wish I can tapau too 🙁

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