Steamy Kitchen Recipes | RSS Feed http://steamykitchen.com Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:38:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce http://steamykitchen.com/24193-beef-satay-recipe-habanero-peanut-sauce-recipe-video.html http://steamykitchen.com/24193-beef-satay-recipe-habanero-peanut-sauce-recipe-video.html#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:44:00 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=24193 Recipe for Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce with how-to video and book tour.

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Beef Satay Habanero Peanut Sauce Recipe

During recipe testing, there was an unanimous “MMMMM!!!” along with what may have been a little happy-dance from yours truly. This is hands-down, the very best Beef Satay I’ve ever had. And it’s from a Belizean cookbook called, Flavors of Belize.

Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce

I actually had to look up exactly where Belize was located when I started reading this book. It’s “Central America’s Gateway to the Caribbean” hugged by Southern Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, on the Caribbean side. When I first opened up the book and saw recipes from Southeast Asia, China and even Hawaiian flavors, I was intrigued.  Of course, if I had read the subtitle of the book, “Ancient History, Diverse Culture, Exotic Cuisine” it would have made sense!

Beef Satay Skewers Recipe

It also turned out that my friends Adam Pearson and Matt Armendariz styled and photographed the book. Needless to say, the book is gorgeous, though I would have loved to see more photos of Belize, its people and markets. I’ve got 2 videos to share with you – one is a book tour and the other is the how-to on the recipe.

Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce

As a side note, I remember when I was little, probably around 10 years old, my Uncle Billy told me he was going to be vacationing in Belize. That struck me as incredibly exotic and so glamorous. “When I grow up, one day I’m going to be glamorous and vacation in Belize too!” Well, I haven’t made it there yet, but perhaps one day. The closest I’ve gotten is Cancun, but somehow the 5 hours or so drive between them seems like a world of difference. In my mind, at least.

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Beef Satay Skewers and Habanero Peanut Sauce Video

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Flavors of Belize, The Cookbook – Book Tour Video

About the Book Tour: While I am a devoted customer of Amazon.com, the shopping experience just isn’t quite as fulfilling when browsing for books. I love thumbing through the pages of a cookbook, stopping at a random page to see what I’d find. If at least 75% of the time, my thumb stops at an interesting recipe, photo or snippet of text, then it’s a win. So I thought I’d start giving some informal Book Tours of cookbooks that I have, majority of them sent from publishers for review.

I’ll give you a few quick thumb stops of the book – I hope you enjoy!

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Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce Recipe

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Recipe adapted from Flavors of Belize Cookbook.

Ingredients:

FOR THE BEEF SATAY1/2 cup onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, through garlic press
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons Asian red chili sauce (like sambal oelek or sriracha)
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 /2 lime, juiced
1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, 1/2-inch thick slices
bamboo skewers, soaked in water
FOR THE HABANERO PEANUT SAUCE
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup hot water
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon habanero pepper, finely minced, to taste
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 lime, juiced

Directions:

FOR THE BEEF SATAY

1. For marinade, mash together the onion, garlic, ginger and sugar using mortar & pestle or food processor. Or - if you have chopped your ginger, garlic and onion fine enough, no need to do anything further. Add this mixture into a resealable bag. To the same bag, add in the red chili paste, cilantro, soy sauce, sesame oil and lime juice. Massage to mix well. Add in the beef strips. Marinate 1-2 hours or up to overnight. In the meantime, prepare the Habanero Peanut Sauce.

2. When ready to cook, heat grill to high, direct heat. Thread beef onto bamboo skewers.

3. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side while continuously basting with marinade. Serve with habanero peanut sauce (below).

FOR THE HABANERO PEANUT SAUCE

Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, whisk in an additional tablespoon of hot water.

 

 

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Thai Curry Beef Skewers + Guest Writer for Martha Stewart http://steamykitchen.com/1417-thai-grilled-beef-skewers.html http://steamykitchen.com/1417-thai-grilled-beef-skewers.html#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:17:59 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1417 I’m a guest writer over at Martha Stewart Everyday Food! Have you been to their website? They’ve got thousands of recipes, all of them simple and perfect for dinner tonight. My kids made Thai Curry Beef Skewers and Grilled Banana with Dark Chocolate for them. Come on over to Martha Stewart Everyday Food’s website and take a look. The recipe ...

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I’m a guest writer over at Dinner Tonight Martha Stewart Everyday Food! Have you been to their website? They’ve got thousands of recipes, all of them simple and perfect for dinner tonight.

My kids made Thai Curry Beef Skewers and Grilled Banana with Dark Chocolate for them. Come on over to Martha Stewart Everyday Food’s website and take a look. The recipe for the MUST MAKE dessert inspired by the lovely Andreaa is over there.

I love it when my two young sons — 3 years old and 5 years old — help me in the kitchen. It’s good to nurture an interest in responsible nutrition and teach them correct food pairings, like how super-thin, shatter-crisp Lay’s potato chips are much better stacked between a hamburger bun and patty than something big and smushy like a chocolate Ho-Ho.

We have one small rolling stool in the kitchen perfect for just one little boy to stand on. Why not two? Well, because physically, my two arms and two eyes can keep track of only one child within arms reach of a smorgasbord of spices and seasonings. Trust me when I tell you that behind my back, they’ve dumped a jar of chili powder in the fried rice just because it needed more color. Well, that evening magically turned into a Happy Meal night. Which, now looking back, seems like an awfully suspicious trick that I’m sure a certain trouble-stirring uncle taught them recently.

But the kids do love to come tinker in the kitchen, especially when it involves food on a stick. You could put anything on a stick and my kids will think it’s like the best meal ever. How do you think I got them to eat brussels sprouts? You skewer them between chocolate dipped marshmallows. To get to the next marshmallow, you’ve got to eat that brussels sprout.

Once Andrew heard we were making Thai Curry Beef Skewers with his favorite fruit in the world, pineapple, on sticks, he went totally nuts and called dibs on skewering duty. One piece of pineapple for the Thai Curry Beef Skewer, one piece of pineapple for Andrew. One for the Thai Curry Beef Skewer, two for Andrew. It took two cans of pineapples to finish the job, but I guess he got his recommended vitamin C ration for the week.

Andrew Making Beef Skewers

Grilled Thai Curry Beef Skewers Recipe

Serves 4
Inspired by Martha Stewart Everyday Food

I have tweaked Martha Stewart Everyday Food’s Grilled Thai Curry Beef Skewers recipe just a little, adding fresh lime juice and using pineapple juice in place of some of the honey and brown sugar. The pineapple juice will also help tenderize the meat. Thai curry paste can be found in any Asian market and in the international aisle of your supermarket. Although Thai curry is normally spicy, we’re using only 1 tablespoon of the curry paste so that even the little ones can enjoy this dish. If you do enjoy spice, feel free to add another tablespoon to the recipe. Store the remaining paste in a covered jar or plastic container in the refrigerator. It will last several weeks if properly stored.

Grilled Thai Curry Beef Skewers Recipe

Ingredients
1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, 2 tablespoons of the juice reserved
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon vegetable, canola, or peanut oil
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
1 1/2 pounds top sirloin beef, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 red onion, quartered, layers separated

Directions
1. If grilling outdoors, prepare your grill for high, direct heat. If broiling in your kitchen, heat the broiler with rack set 4 inches from heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Soak 8 wooden skewers (12 inches each) in a pan of water.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the 2 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, oil, and red curry paste. Reserve half of the sauce for serving (pour into a separate bowl.)

3. Add the beef to the marinade and let sit for 10 minutes at room temperature. Thread the beef, onion, and pineapple onto skewers. Grill on your outdoor grill or under broiler for 5 to 7 minutes, flipping halfway, until medium-rare.

Andrew enjoying Thai Curry Beef Skewers

Andrew enjoying Thai Curry Beef Skewers

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Behind the Scenes at ABC http://steamykitchen.com/590-behind-the-scenes-on-tv.html http://steamykitchen.com/590-behind-the-scenes-on-tv.html#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:13:04 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=590 If you are curious to see what happens behind the scenes when I'm cooking live on TV - as part of the morning news broadcast - here it is. I brought along my super cool point-and-shoot camcorder, the Flip Video Ultra and gave you a tour of the studio and kept it rolling while the TV cameras...

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If you are curious to see what happens behind the scenes when I’m cooking live on television – as part of the morning news broadcast – here it is. I brought along my super cool point-and-shoot camcorder, the

Flip Video Ultra and gave you a quick tour in the studio and the studio kitchenette. It’s a long video – about 10 minutes – but you’ll see the entire filming while sitting propped up on top of 2 boxes and a plate on the kitchen counter. Yeah – so part of my head is cut off!


Behind the scenes at the TV studio: Mussels in Lemongrass Curry Broth from Jaden Hair on Vimeo.

And now broadcast…

And then, if you’re interested in seeing what people saw on television, come over to ABC7’s website and click on “featured video” – the recipe is on their site.

Behind the Scenes

To improve

  1. GET MORE SLEEP! Waking at 4:15am just doesn’t fly for my body. Esp if I go to bed at 1am!
  2. Gotta watch those ‘um’s’ – since it’s live, there’s no DO-OVERS. I find that if I rehearse what I’m going to do in my head beforehand, I flow much more smoothly and I’m not thinking about “ok, what do I need to talk about next?” What I normally do is on the drive over to the studio at 5am, I go over my main points, but not necessarily rehearsing sentences. I just don’t want to sound like the Kelseybot. BUT that being said, my delivery is not smooth. Props to Kelsey though – she’s great when she’s just Kelsey – actually I really like her in the last episode. I’m not scared of the camera, and I do talk from my heart. The “um” is just a superduper bad habit that’s hard to get rid of!
  3. Engage more with the camera – I’m doing much better looking directly at the camera, but it does feel sorta unnatural having someone next to me, talking with me and then responding to both her and the camera. Will have to work out balance.
  4. My timing sucked on this one – I ran out of time because I didn’t cook and talk at the same time! I should have started the curry paste way earlier, in fact I should have started it the moment that I first picked up the can! The past times that I’ve been on, I’ve been really good on timing, just this time I was off. But gotta remember to cook and talk!
  5. But I’m still really happy with everything – I’m learning bit by bit and I love that I have a chance to practice my TV skills each month!

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