Pork Satay with Spiced Peanut Sauce

Pork Satay with Spiced Peanut Sauce

Satay (or

sate) is a popular South Asian dish of meat grilled on skewers and served with

a sauce, usually peanut based and often spicy. Just about any kind of meat is

used in satay, but chicken, pork, and lamb are most common.

Satay is

similar to kebabs, but instead of skewering large chunks of meat or vegetables,

satay meat is cut into lengthwise strips and threaded onto the skewers in a

zigzag fashion. Lay a strip of meat on a work surface and form it similar to

the letter "Z" (or "S"). Pierce the bottom end with the skewer

and thread it through the top:

Note: If you don’t use fresh pineapple

for the relish, purchase a good-quality canned variety—small chunks, or

tidbits. And for the peanut sauce, choose a “natural” peanut butter that

contains only...yes, peanuts. Stir the separated oil into the butter very well before

using.

Ingredients

  • For the Spiced Peanut Sauce
  • 1/3
  • cup creamy, natural peanut butter
  • 3
  • tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp
  • water
  • 1 tbsp rice
  • vinegar
  • 1
  • tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • ground fresh chile paste (sambal oelek)
  • 2 tsp fresh
  • lime juice
  • 1 Thai
  • chile, finely chopped
  • For the Pork Satay
  • 1
  • tbsp soy sauce
  • 2
  • tsp finely chopped, peeled ginger, divided
  • 1
  • tsp sesame oil
  • 1
  • garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 lb boneless center-cut pork chops, about 1/4-inch thick (3-4 chops), cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • 1
  • cup fresh, or good-quality canned, small pineapple chunks
  • 1/3
  • cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4
  • cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2
  • tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1
  • tbsp fresh lime juice
  • sea
  • salt
  • freshly
  • ground black pepper
  • 1
  • tbsp peanut oil
  • 2
  • cups cooked long-grain white rice, such as basmati
  • Sliced Chops
  • Chopped Pineapple
  • Preparation
  • For the Spiced Peanut Sauce
  • Combine
  • all ingredients in a bowl, stirring well to incorporate the peanut
  • butter. Re-stir and divide into small dipping bowls just before serving.
  • Spiced Peanut Sauce
  • For the Pork Satay
  • Combine
  • the soy sauce, 1 teaspoon ginger, sesame oil, and garlic in a sturdy, sealable
  • plastic bag. Add the pork, seal, and turn several times to coat. Refrigerate 2
  • hours.
  • Marinated Pork
  • Combine
  • the pineapple, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and remaining 1
  • teaspoon ginger in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Salsa Mixture
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Remove
  • the pork from the bag and thread lengthwise in a zigzag fashion on each of 8
  • skewers (2-3 slices per skewer). (If you're using wood skewers, soak them in
  • water 30 minutes before using.)
  • Heat
  • a large cast-iron skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat and brush with
  • peanut oil. Grill the skewers until the pork is charred on the outside and just
  • cooked through, about 8 minutes total, turning on each side.
  • Ready to Sear
  • Skewers Beginning to Sear
  • After 1st Turn
  • Seared Skewers
  • Serve the skewers with pineapple
  • relish and rice alongside, and with peanut sauce in small bowls.
  • Pork Satay with Spiced Peanut Sauce
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