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.

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