Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce

Total Time:
2 hr 8 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
about 20 skewers
Level:
Intermediate

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Ingredients
  • Marinade:
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried chile peppers
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Thai curry powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce (can be purchased at most grocery stores)
  • 3 pounds beef top round or flank, cut into 1/2-inch thick strips
  • Peanut Sauce, recipe follows
  • Special Equipment: wooden skewers
  • Peanut Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 6 slices chile pepper, minced
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemongrass
  • 12 ounces water
Directions
Marinade:

Combine marinade ingredients in a shallow pan or bowl. Add beef and marinate, in the refrigerator, for 1 to 3 hours. Meanwhile, soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Skewer the meat and then grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until the desired degree of doneness. Serve with peanut sauce.

Peanut Sauce:

Heat peanut oil in a saute pan over low heat. Add garlic and "sweat" (cook until it softens and releases moisture but does not color) over low heat until fragrant, approximately 1 minute. Add the chile peppers and continue to cook for another minute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Adjust the consistency with additional water, if necessary.

Yield: about 2 cups sauce

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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