Beef satay

A must try Southeast Asian and Indonesian meat dish! — strips of skewered, grilled beef. Bon apetite.

Marinade & Steak

  • 2tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemongrass, tender inner stalk only (see Notes), or
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grilled lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (see notes)
  • 2teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • Brown sugar 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon
  • ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1½ pounds skirt steak, beef flank steak or other, trimmed.

Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped lemongrass, tender inner stalk only, or freshly grilled lime zest
  • ½ cup «lite» coconut milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted natural peanut
  • butter .
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chile sauce, such as Sriracha , or other hot sauce, or to taste.

Marinated Cucumbers

  • 1English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and cut into ⅛-inch-thick slices¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, or to tastePinch of salt, or to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional).

Preparation

  1. To marinate steak: Combine lime juice, lemongrass (or lime zest), soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, turmeric, coriander, cumin and pepper in a small bowl. Cut steak on the bias through the grain (see Tip) into thin, 1- to 2-inch-wide strips. Place in a sealable gallon-size plastic bag, add the marinade and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours.
  2. To prepare dipping sauce: Combine onion and oil in a small saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger and lemongrass (or lime zest); Stirring, stirring, stirring, as often as necessary.
  3. Add coconut milk, peanut butter, fish sauce, ketchup, lime juice, brown sugar and hot sauce; Cook, stirring, until well blended. If necessary, thin with a little water to the desired consistency. Adjust seasoning with lime juice, brown sugar and / or hot sauce. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  4. To prepare cucumbers: Combine cucumber, vinegar, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in cilantro (if using). Taste and add more sugar and / or salt if desired. Set aside.
  5. To prepare satays: Preheat a gas grill to medium heat or prepare a medium-heat fire in a charcoal grill. (No grill? See Broiler Variation.) Remove the steak from the marinade (discard marinade). Thread on skewers, 1 strip per skewer. Grill, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium. (If necessary, grill the satays in two batches.)
  6. Warm the dipping sauce, if desired. Serve the satays with the sauce and the cucumbers.
  7. Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the peanut sauce for up to 3 days; Cover and refrigerate the marinated cucumbers for up to 1 day; Marinate steak (Step 1) for up to 12 hours.

Equipment

20 to 30 (6-inch) bamboo skewers.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the peanut sauce for up to 3 days; Cover and refrigerate the marinated cucumbers for up to 1 day; Marinate steak (Step 1) for up to 12 hours.

Equipment: 20 to 30 (6-inch) bamboo skewers.

Notes

Look for lemongrass-a woody, scallion-shaped herb with an aromatic lemon flavor-in the produce department of well-stocked supermarkets.

To use, trim off the root end and grassy top. Peel off the woody outer leaves. Thinly slice the softer inner stalk, then finely chop.

Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian-food section of the well-stocked supermarkets and at Asian specialty markets. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce, lower in sodium than other brands (1,190 mg per tablespoon), in our recipe testing and nutritional analyses.

Tip

Depending on your region, skirt, steak, may, do, be, up, to, be, sure, It’s usually sold in 1-pound cuts up to 18 inches long and 5 inches wide, but just ¼ inch thick.

Before cooking, cut the steak with the grain into several pieces to make the long piece more manageable on the grill or in a skillet. Once cooked, be sure to slice it in the grain for maximum tenderness.

Hanger steak, flat-iron and flank steak can be used as substitutes for skirt steak in most recipes.

Broiler Variation: Position a rack in the upper third of the oven; Preheat broiler. Coat a broiler pan (or a wire rack set on a large baking sheet) with cooking spray. Broil the skewers, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium.

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with the layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled «gluten-free,» as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Beef satay

 

Beef satay