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Beef Satay

Categories: Kid-friendly, On the Grill, Quick to fix, Spicy
Type: Main Dishes

Beef satay is quick, easy, and oh-so-yummy.

Prep Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 5M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 2lb (900g) whole beef tenderloin filet, cut into 1in (2.5cm) cubes
  • 3 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

For the marinade

  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2in (5cm) piece of fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 fresh hot red chiles, seeded
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
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  1. Put all the ingredients for the marinade in a blender or a food processor, and blend until smooth. Put the beef pieces in a plastic freezer bag and pour in the marinade, mix together, and seal. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Thread the beef onto metal skewers, allowing about 5 pieces on each skewer and reserving the marinade. Set aside while you make the peanut sauce.
  3. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add the peanut butter, and continue cooking over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens into a sauce. Keep warm.
  4. Heat the barbecue or charcoal grill until hot. Grill the beef skewers for 5 minutes, turning frequently. Leave to rest for a few minutes, then serve with the warm peanut sauce on the side for dipping.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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