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Published on 21st June 2019 at 07:57 • No comments yet, be the first!

Malaysian Satay


Satay is a classic street snack enjoyed all over South East Asia from the bustling streets of Bangkok to Malaysia and Indonesia. It consists of spicy skewers served with a sweet and tangy peanut sauce and as with this Malaysian version is usually served with plain rice, sliced cucumber and extra soy sauce for dipping. 

  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Serves: 4

  • Heat rating: 2/5
  • Dietary: contains mustard. May contain traces of celery and sesame


  • 500g diced chicken (thighs are best) or 2 small aubergines cut into bite-size pieces for a vegetarian version
  • ½ cucumber - peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 limes - 1 zested and halved for juicing, 1 cut into wedges
  • 75g peanuts
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (dark soy sauce is best) plus extra for serving
  • 200ml full fat coconut milk
  • Rice for 4 to serve


1 portion of MALAYSIAN SATAY BLEND (1 portion = 2 tsps): Galangal, ginger, turmeric,  lemongrass, kaffir lime, black pepper, chilli, fennel, tamarind powder (tamarind, cornstarch), coriander, cumin, garlic, onion, mustard, may contain traces of celery, sesame


  1. Mix 2 tbsp coconut milk with 1 tbsp soy sauce and the MALAYSIAN SATAY BLEND then stir in the chicken or aubergine. Thread onto skewers then leave to marinate
  2. Preheat the grill or light the BBQ now
  3. Toast the peanuts in a dry pan for a few minutes or until they turn dark brown
  4. Blend the peanuts with the remaining 170ml coconut milk, the remaining 2 tbsp soy sauce, the lime zest and the sugar to a smoothish sauce
  5. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes or until thickened slightly then stir in the juice of the lime and leave to one side
  6. Cook the rice now
  7. Grill the satay skewers for 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through and beginning to char around the edges
  8. Serve the satay skewers with the sauce, rice, cucumber, lime wedges and extra soy sauce on the side.

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