Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce

Beef Satay with Peanut SaucePopular throughout Southeast Asia and Indonesia, satay is strips of skewered, grilled meat eaten with a fragrant dipping sauce. This recipe of grilled beef satays is an appetizer, but it can be adapted to be a wonderful meal served with brown rice and a refreshing cucumber salad (recipe below).

The peanut sauce goes well with many Asian dishes so be sure to make extra sauce!

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Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce

This recipe is adapted from Emeril Laggasse

Author Jurga

Ingredients

Beef Strips

  • 2 pounds flank or sirloin steak, trimmed and cut against the grain into strips about 2 1/2" long and 1/4" thick
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 10-12 wooden skewers

Peanut Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon thai fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped peanuts, toasted

Marinated Cucumbers

  • english cucumber, Peeled if you prefer and sliced into 1/8" thick slices
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, to taste
  • pinch of salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Instructions

Beef Strips

  1. In a medium-sized glass bowl, add beef and teriyaki sauce and gently stir.

  2. Add the ginger and garlic to the bowl and stir to blend.

  3. Refrigerate and marinate for 2-4 hours.

  4. Soak the wooden skewers in water for about an hour.

  5. Preheat a gas grill on high heat.

  6. Lightly oil the grates with wrapped paper towels soaked with vegetable oil.

  7. Drain the beef from the marinade and shake off excess marinade.

  8. Thread several slices of the meat onto each skewer, loosely packed.

  9. Place the skewers on the grill and cook until the meat shows grill marks and stops sticking to the grill, about 2 minutes.

  10. Flip skewers over onto the other side and cook until the meat is browned. Do not overcook.

  11. Transfer to a platter and let skewers rest about 2 more minutes before serving.

Peanut Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients (except cilantro and peanuts) in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly blended.

  2. Place the sauce in a serving bowl and garnish with the cilantro and chopped peanuts.

Marinated Cucumbers

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.


Beef Satay and Peanut Sauce recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Jenny | 30th May 16

    This was a big hit at a party this weekend. Delicious! All the guests loved it.

    • Jurga | 31st May 16

      Thanks Jenny! The recipe works great with chicken as well.

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