Friday, 24 May 2013

A (garden) dinner party with an Indonesian twist....

Hope your week went well, mine consisted mainly of relax after a rather busy but fun weekend. Having thirty-five people over for dinner is quite a task I can say....
With a husband having Indonesian roots the Asian kitchen has an impact on our daily food. Hence it would be out of the question to have a dinner party without Indonesian satay with peanut sauce !
Because everyone enjoyed I thought it might be fun to share the recipe.

You will need for the Satay (20 skewers) :


1 kg chicken breast
20 skewers
for the marinade:
2 teaspoons ground coriander seeds
2 cloves of garlic
6 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
4 teaspoons sambal ulek (oelek)
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 teaspoons tamarind paste
1 teaspoon salt

Cut the chicken into (not too small) pieces so that it stays nice and tender when roasting. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and leave the chicken here at least half an our to marinate. Though the longer you let the marinade draw in the more tender the chicken will be.


Baste the chicken on skewers and grill them in 4-5 minutes , until browned and cooked on the BBQ or under the grill.

You will need for the peanut sauce:

1 jar of peanut butter (a cheap kind so no fat rises to the surface)
6 decilitre milk
10 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
2 onions
6 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons greater galanger
2 teaspoons coriander
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons sambal ulek (oelek)


Fry the onions until they look slightly glassy. Add the peanut butter to the cold milk and bring to a boil, stirring. Then add the fried onion and remaining ingredients and simmer on a low heat for a moment to let the flavors to infuse.
Continue stirring and you have a delicious sauce.

It's a recipe that doesn't take much of your time, only if you (like me) invite thirty-five people you might spend a little more time in your kitchen.
It's very tasty with sliced bread and a fresh salad!

And even though the weather forecast was not so great, luckily we didn't have any rain. Someone recently said that also people can make the temperature rise, well it certainly did because the real "die-hards" have eaten here at the garden table....

Have a nice weekend and if you go try the recipe.... selamat makan !

Anita xo

1 comment:

  1. Hello Anita, looks like you had a wonderful party, thank you for the delicious sounding recipe. You are quite brave to cook for so many.
    Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog and visiting me on facebook, it is much appreciated, with love, Linda x