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Satay: Southeast Asian Grilled Meat Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Satay, also known as sate, are small, flavorful kebabs of chicken, pork, beef, or other meats, grilled on bamboo skewers and commonly served with a delicious peanut sauce. This dish is popular in many Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Satay: Southeast Asian Grilled Meat Skewers with Peanut Sauce

For the Marinade:

1 lb chicken, pork, or beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar or palm sugar
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning)

For the Peanut Sauce:

1 cup unsweetened peanut butter
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar or palm sugar
1 tablespoon red curry paste
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon fish sauce
Water, as needed to thin the sauce

For Serving:

Fresh cucumber slices
Red onion slices
Fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges

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