Monday, July 20, 2009


I love peanut sauce. Can't get enough of it. This recipe, from Taste of Home's Simple and Delicious magazine, March/April 2009 issue, is pretty good, with some changes I've made, but my favorite peanut sauce recipe is my friend Sara's. Her recipe is really simple and delicious, and since she is Thai, I trust that it's pretty authentic.

Pork Satay
Adapted half recipe from Taste of Home Simple & Delicious
Rating: 7 out of 10

INGREDIENTS: 2 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
1 green onion, sliced thinly
2 Tbsp. honey
1-1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp. Thai sweet chili sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. minced or grated garlic
1/2 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into chunks
3 Tbsp. smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
1 tsp. lime juice

In a small resealable plastic bag, combine first seven ingredients. Transfer 2 Tbsp. to small cup for dipping sauce. Add pork to remaining mixture in bag; seal; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Combine peanut butter, broth and reserved dipping sauce mixture in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in lime juice; set aside.

Heat grill to medium-hot (400-425F). Drain and discard marinade. Thread pork onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place on grill, about 4-5 minutes each side, or till meat is thoroughly cooked.

Serve with dipping sauce.
Cucumber salad
and coconut rice make nice accompaniments. (Yield: 2 servings)


♥peachkins♥ said...

your pork satay looks great!

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Barbara Bakes said...

I've been meaning to try chicken satay for a while now. It looks so delicious!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Judy your pork satay looks authentic flavorful...ohh love this pleasure grilled!



Reeni♥ said...

This looks so yummy, Judy! I love peanut sauce - will have to try yours!

Delectable Dining said...

This sounds wonderful! Did you get your thai chili sauce at your normal grocery store or did you have to go to a specialty shop?

Judy said...

Delectable Dining, My local Harris Teeter has an Asian section and they carry several Thai chili sauces.

Kerstin said...

I love peanut sauce too! They look delicious with those perfect grill marks!

Juliana said...

This is nice...great for entertaining...will definitely try. Nice pictures.

Linda said...

My this looks mouth-watering. I love using peanut butter in cooking, so I know I'll have to try this--the ingredients really appeal to me.

Your favorite peanut sauce looks very good also, and yes it is a simple recipe. Admitting my ignorance here, but I've not heard of red curry paste (the other recipe you mentioned)--is it hard to find?

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like a wonderful meal.. I love satay!

Judy said...

Linda - Red curry paste is available in the Asian section of your supermarket. There are several brands. I bought Thai Kitchen brand.