Sunday, January 09, 2011

Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!



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My friend, SuperAmazingMommy requested this recipe. I thought I'd just post it here for everyone to enjoy. We used to never have any nuts or nut products in our house, since our nieces have nut allergies. Now that they're teenagers, they are rarely at our house. This recipe contains peanut products, so it is not for those with nut allergies.

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 lb. boneless chicken breasts
2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. soya sauce
4 tsp. ginger (finely chopped)
2 tbsp. lime juice (or 1/4 cup lemongrass, minced)
6 tbsp. oil
6 cloves garlic, (finely chopped)
4 tsp. coriander
4 tsp.  brown sugar
1 tbsp. black pepper
1tsp. cayenne pepper or 1 to 2 red chilies (sliced)
2 tsp. cumin
1/4 c. fresh coriander, chopped (for garnish)
+
1 pkg of bamboo skewers (or if you have metal skewers, that's fine too)

Mix marinade ingredients. Cut chicken into 1 1/2-2 inch cubes. Add to mixture and marinate at least two hours. To soak up more of the flavour, you can let marinate overnight in a plastic wrap covered bowl in the fridge.

While marinating the chicken, you can soak bamboo skewers in water. This will prevent the sticks from burning. Thread chicken pieces onto one end of skewers. Leave a few inches for a "handle" so you can turn your satay sticks over on the grill or BBQ. You can broil chicken in oven, but it's  much better on the barbecue. Baste with marinade. Serve with peanut sauce for dipping. Peanut sauce recipe included at bottom of this post.

This recipe has been a crowd pleaser at dinner parties. The only problem is that you will probably need to double (or even triple!) the recipe since they tend to go really fast! I pity the person (Ahem! Hubby!) who gets stuck at the grill! 

Peanut Sauce
1 c. chunky peanut butter (or smoothe, if you prefer)
3 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 c. lime juice
1/4 c. soya sauce
1/2 c. peanut oil
1 to 2 tsp. hot chili sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed

7 comments:

JetBaby said...

That does sound yummy, yummy, yummy!!
I've subbed in sunflower seed butter very successfully in recipes that call for PB - my BF allergic to nuts. Sunflower seed butter tastes much closer to PB than soy butter does, IMO.

C said...

JetBaby:
Ohhhhhhhh! Thank you for the tip! I think I'll start using sunflower seed butter from now on! Little One hasn't shown any signs of allergies, but I still worry sometimes! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Looks delicious! Reminds me of when Maya was little. She had a video of the movie, "Madeline", where the cook brings home a chicken, Madeline makes friends with it, and then it's served up for dinner. (side note...it must have been quite a huge and deformed chicken, because it served 12 little girls, a nun, and the cook, and it looked to me like they all had a drumstick...)

Anyway, Madeline decides she's a vegetarian, because she doesn't want to eat 'Fred'. After that, Maya didn't want to eat chicken. So if we went out for Thai food, we'd get her chicken satay, but we'd just call it satay, and try to keep the waiter from saying, "chicken or beef?" HA!

Other than the chicken thing, it was a very good movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123987/

I might have to make this for dinner one night this week. Thanks for the recipe!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

And now that I've suggested Madeline to you, let me warn you against a cartoon video, "Madeline, Lost in Paris", that traumatized Maya. They used to have these cartoons of Madeline on TV, and Maya loved them. Then Disney bought the franchise, and made this cartoon. I didn't think anything of leaving Maya to watch it while I went in the kitchen to cook. She must have been about 4 at the time. About 1/2 hour in, she came into the kitchen, crying, and said, "Mama, this movie is BAD! They're killing Madeline!" I went in to look, and she had been kidnapped by a man posing as her uncle, sold into slavery to make lace for a cruel woman who threatened to cut the hair off of any kids who wouldn't work hard enough, the kid next to her was coughing up a lung, probably from TB. Horrid. We turned it off and dinner burned while I comforted my poor child. Ugh.

So that's an interesting comment to get on a chicken recipe, yes? ;)

Christy said...

Thanks for the recipe, that looks so good. I think it's going on next weeks menu.

C said...

J:
WOW! Hahahaha! Imagine my surprise to find these comments awaiting me! Yeah, those Madeline cartoons can be kind of scary for a kid! Poor Maya! The chickens!!!!

I remember when I was in college (or was it high school??) and I was already vegetarian, I MADE my youngest brother (who was in kindergarten or grade 1) watch that Simpsons episode where Lisa becomes a vegetarian. Poor BabyBro!!! I also made him sit through various PETA videos and other videos I wish I had never shown him. What was I thinking??? Yikes.

I was vegetarian for many reasons, but I wasn't a militant activist at all. In fact, the biggest reason I didn't eat meat for so long was that the thought of flesh, muscles, tendons, bones, and gristle just really grossed me out. I'd sometimes gag if I even thought of what I was eating. I still sometimes get that way. The best way for me to eat meat is if it doesn't "look" like part of an animal. Like if it's already ground or in fillet form. Weird?

C said...

Christy:
:) Let me know how it turns out! How's that sweet Lily of yours?

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