Satay beef skewers a hit
Satay sauce is always popular. This homemade version will be a hit with the family.
SATAY BEEF SKEWERS WITH COCONUT RICE AND CHUNKY SALAD Coconut rice 1 1⁄2 cups jasmine rice 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 cups water 1⁄4 cup coconut milk Satay sauce 1⁄2 teaspoon finely grated ginger 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1⁄4 cup peanut butter 1 tablespoon chopped roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon mild sweet chilli sauce 1 tablespoon runny honey 1⁄2 cup water Beef skewers 450g beef mince 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon mild sweet chilli sauce 1 carrot, finely grated 8 bamboo skewers Chunky salad 1 Lebanese cucumber 1 courgette 1 carrot 1 capsicum 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) To serve 3 tablespoons roughly chopped coriander 1 tablespoon chopped roasted peanuts
Combine all rice ingredients in a medium pot and bring to the boil. As soon as it boils, cover with a tightfitting lid and reduce to lowest heat to cook for 12 minutes. Turn off heat and leave to steam, still covered, for a further 8 minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking. In a small pot on low-medium heat, combine all satay sauce ingredients. Bring to a simmer and mix until smooth. Reduce heat to low, simmer until sauce has thickened, stirring often, for 5–7 minutes. Place all beef skewer ingredients (except skewers) in a medium bowl and mix well. Measure 1⁄4 cup of mince mixture and shape around a bamboo skewer, in a sausage shape (3/4 way down each skewer). Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan Each week Nadia gives you another easy recipe for your family and you’ll find all the ingredients in My Food Bag. myfoodbag.co.nz
These skewers would be great cooked on the barbecue, if the weather allows!