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
1 1⁄ cups jasmine rice 2 1⁄ teaspoon salt 2 2 cups water 1⁄ cup coconut milk 4
1⁄ teaspoon finely grated ginger 2 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1⁄ cup peanut butter 4 1 tablespoon chopped roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon mild sweet chilli sauce 1 tablespoon runny honey 1⁄ cup water 2
450g beef mince 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon mild sweet chilli sauce 1 carrot, finely grated 8 bamboo skewers
1 Lebanese cucumber 1 courgette 1 carrot 1 capsicum 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
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 8minutes. 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 amedium bowl and mix well. Measure 1⁄ cup of
4 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 (preferably non-stick) on lowmedium heat. Cook skewers for 1–2 minutes on all four sides, until browned and cooked through. Set aside and cover with foil to keep warm. Tomake the salad, roughly dice cucumber and courgette 1–2cm; peel carrot, cut in half lengthways and slice 0.5cm; remove core and seeds from capsicum and dice 1 cm. Place all in amedium bowl, toss with olive oil (if using) just before serving and season with salt. To serve, spoon 3⁄ cup cooked 4 coconut rice per person onto plates and top with 1–2 beef skewers. Spoon over satay sauce and garnish with coriander (if using) and peanuts. Serve chunky salad on the side.
These skewers would be great cooked on the barbecue, if the weather allows!