Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gary's Malay Satay Beef

We had a great Australia day. It was HOT HOT HOT but lucky for us we have a pool, and great friends to share it with! Pretty easy to picture - drinks all round (i enjoyed pimms ;) - very english), hottest 100 countdown (how can you not listen on australia day), bbq all fired up, delicious lamingtons (brought by our lovely friends - even had jam and cream YUM), i also made tropical nougat glacee..... the good life i tell ya!

So as you can see for lunch we bbq'd up some beef skewers. This recipe is Gary Mehigans from Good Chef Bad Chef. I love a satay and although I often make chicken ones using a super simple nigella recipe I thought i'd like to try something different. I marinated the beef the day before, cutting into strips which I though was a great idea. It meant you could skewer them on 'caterpillar' style.

For the sauce, i made it in the morning but I think it would have been better to make  the day before - let the flavours develop. I also chickened on using 10 dry chillis and only used 5. But next time I will be braver as although it had a nice bite of spice it wouldn't have hurt with more. My only criticism of the sauce was the level of sourness was slighty off balance, i would reduce the tamarind next time.

Overall they were great, delicious on a hot day.

Please note if you wish to make this the web link for the recipe failed to mention ingredients added on the tv show - The recipe says cumin but actually he used coriander. both the marinade and the sauce contain a drizzle of kecap manis, and the sauce also has the spices (a teaspoon of ground fennel, coriander and tumeric).


  1. I like the caterpillar shape of the meat on the skewers...looks fun (and tasty).

  2. And its great as the sauce gets caught in all the holes!

  3. Happy Australia Day to you! Looks like you had a great time there!

  4. Yum! And will you be showing us the nougat glace too? It sounds delicious! :D

  5. Oops that was me logged in as my husband!

  6. The bad news is i forgot to take photos of my glacee. The good news is it was delicious and i will have to make it again!


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