This is a very satisfying dish and honestly I think one of the tastiest things I’ve ever eaten. This recipe comes from Simply Thai Cooking, a book I have previously mentioned and the source of most of my Thai recipes.
Chicken satays are basically chicken skewers that have been pre-marinated. This recipe is a two-step process: first, you marinate the chicken in lemon juice, soya sauce, garlic, a bit of oil, fish sauce, sugar, and lots of spices. The chicken marinates anywhere from 2-24 hours. Then, later on, when you’re ready to eat, you make the peanut sauce and grill the satays.
The peanut sauce is made on the stove and contains coconut milk, red curry paste, mashed up peanuts, sugar, lemon juice and fish sauce. It is DELICIOUS! It takes about 35 minutes to make with prep & cook time included. If I may quote an anonymous source: “It’s like you took your awesomeness and projected it right into this sauce!”
Ideally, the satays should be barbequed, but since we don’t have a BBQ, we grilled them in the oven. This worked alright although it can be quite messy.
Overall, this was a very satisfying dish and is definitely something I will be making again.