Indonesian Pork Beef or Chicken Satay


1 lb pork tenderloin or 1 lb beef sirloin, or 1 lb boneless chicken breast( you may mix and match meats)
1 small onion peeled and diced
3 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs of curry powder
1 tsp dark brown sugar
1 small Serrano or Thai chili pepper
1 tsp oil
1 garlic clove minced
1 tsp curry powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 tbs dark brown sugar
finely grated rind of one lemon
peanuts and cilantro leaves for garnish
Frisse and mixed salad greens
 The flavors of Indonesia are vibrant and delicious. This is a simple dish that we love cooking over charcoal. However, it may also be cooked under a broiler. This recipe calls for pork but you may substitute chicken breasts or beef tenderloin. Alternatively you may also serve an assortment of Satay’s.


  • In a shallow bowl mix together the onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, curry powder, Serrano/Thai chili pepper and cubed pork.mix well cover and let marinate for at least one hour.
  • To make the sauce, heat the oil in  a sauce pan and add the garlic, curry and chili powders. Cook siring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Add the peanut butter, sugar and lemon rind with 1 and 1/4 cups of water.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring until the sauce is thick, About 5 minutes.
  • Soak 8 to 10 bamboo skewers in water for a half hour.
  • Thread the pork onto the skewers. Grill over charcoal (which is best) or cook under a hot broiler, turning occasionally until well browned. (about 5 minutes)
  • Serve skewers on a bed  of salad greens  accompanied with sauce and garnished with cilantro and chopped peanuts.




25 min


20 min


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