This Thai pork satay recipe is easy to make and the satay can either be oven-broiled or grilled on your barbecue. Pork satay is a popular street food in Thailand, where it is eaten as both a snack as well as a main course dish. Serve with my easy real peanut satay sauce which can be whipped up in just minutes. A great party dish, this satay recipe is simple to put together, and leftovers can be reheated or frozen for your next satay craving.
- 1 lb. thinly cut pork, any fat left on
- 1 shallot OR 3 green onions, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne (or more if you want it spicy)
- 4 Tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 Tbsp. lime or lemon juice
- 1/2 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
- 1/3 cup liquid honey
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 package wooden satay sticks
- If using wooden satay sticks, set them in water to soak while you prepare the satay (this will keep them from burning).
- Cut the pork into long (or shorter) strips approximately 1-3 inches wide.
- Combine all other ingredients to make a marinade, stirring well to dissolve the honey.
- Taste-test the marinade. This marinade should taste predominantly sweet and salty for the satay to be its best. If you'd prefer it spicier, add more cayenne pepper.
- Pour marinade over the pork. Stir the meat well and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (or up to 24 hours).
- When ready to cook, skewer the meat, weaving it lengthwise along the stick (see photo). It's a good idea to position the meat on the end of the stick, leaving the lower half as a handle for turning.
- Grill the satay on your barbecue, OR set your oven to broil (see oven method below). Brush oil with grill and then lay satay on the grill for 5-7 minutes, or until meat sizzles and browns. Turn sticks and grill the other side another 5 minutes, or until cooked but still tender.
- Serve with my Easy Thai Peanut Sauce and rice. If desired, garnish with fresh coriander and fresh-cut red chilies. These 'satays' also make a great finger food to hand out at parties together with the peanut sauce as a dip.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||23 g|
|Saturated Fat||12 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|