Monday, July 03, 2006

Dinner on a Stick

I had an urge for some satay this weekend, so I adapted one of Tyler Florence's recipes with a few substitutions/additions of my own. I made extra peanut sauce, that I plan to toss later this week with some soba noodles and chopped vegetables for a quick meal.

I used my microplane to grate the ginger, which worked ok, but I miss my ceramic ginger grater, which seems to have gone missing since the kitchen renovation.

Chicken Satay

1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
2 lbs. boneless chicken breast, cut into strips

Peanut sauce
2 cups smooth natural peanut butter
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons sambal olek
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
4 tablespoons molasses
juice of 4 limes
1/2 cup hot water

Combine the marinade ingredients. Place the chicken in a ziptop bag, and pour the marinade over. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours but no more than 6.

Combine the peanut sauce ingredients. Add just enough hot water to acheive desired consistency.

Thread the chicken onto skewers. Grill over a medium fire until done. Serve with peanut sauce, steamed rice, and broccoli.

Later than week....

Slice some cucumber, purple onion, and red bell pepper. Add some bean sprouts. Add some cooked soba noodles. Pour leftover peanut sauce over and toss. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve. Leftover noodles are great cold for lunch.

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