Chicken satay recipe (sate orob)
- Cuisine: Indonesian
- Cook Time: 10 min(s)
- Makes 15-20 skewers
This is a popular satay that is often sold at night markets around Bali. The distinct flavour and subtle aroma of the marinade is particularly delicious — especially if you let the chicken marinate overnight. Children tend to find anything cooked on a stick appealing and they love the flavour of these. Serve with peanut sauce if you wish, although I prefer without.
Ingredients3 long red chillies, seeded
4 garlic cloves, peeled
3-cm piece ginger, skin on
3 tsp coriander seeds
4 kaffir lime leaves, rolled into a bundle, finely shredded
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp grated palm sugar
750g chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tsp kecap manis
Fried shallots, to garnish
Lime wedges, to serve
PreparationDry roast the chilli, garlic cloves, ginger, candlenuts and coriander seeds in a wok until fragrant and a little charred. Transfer to a large mortar with the lime leaves, oils, palm sugar and some salt and pound to a smooth paste, or blitz in a blender.
Place the chicken, kecap manis and spice paste in a bowl and mix well. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
Soak some bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour.
Thread 3 or 4 chunks of chicken onto each skewer. Grill the skewers over a medium heat for 7 minutes, turning and basting them with any excess marinade as they cook. Served scattered with fried shallots and lime wedges on the side.
SBS cook’s notes
This recipe has been reproduced with minor SBS recipe style changes.| Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20ml; 1 cup equals 250ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55–60g, unless specified.
Recipe from Bali: The Food of My Island Home by Janet de Neefe. Published by Plum/Pan Macmillan Australia.
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