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Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce Recipe

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

Ingredients
  

FOR THE BEEF SATAY:

  • 1/2 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 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 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp habanero pepper, finely minced, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions
 

FOR THE BEEF SATAY:

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