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Recipe Thai Monkey Meat on a stick

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by tacmotusn, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    It's a sailor thing, get over it. A hungry tipsy sailor on the way back to the ship just knows he is hungry and it smells good. It probably is not monkey meat, but who knows?
    There's satay, and then there's my mother-in-law's secret satay! ! If you've never had the real stuff, then you'll fall in love with the succulent taste of this special recipe, which has been passed down through my husband's family for many generations. Strips of chicken or beef are marinated in a special Thai paste, then skewered and grilled on the BBQ or broiled in the oven. It is then served with homemade peanut sauce for the ultimate taste sensation. Even your kids will love it. Satay also makes a great party food! Tac stole this recipe. No surprise there...


    • 2 beef steaks OR 8 boneless chicken thighs, cut into small, thin pieces
    • 1 package wooden skewers
    • 1/4 cup minced lemongrass , fresh or frozen
    • 2 shallots OR 1/4 onion, sliced
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1-2 fresh red chilies, sliced, OR 1/2 tsp. to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper, to taste
    • 1 thumb-size piece galangal OR ginger, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
    • 2 Tbsp. ground coriander
    • 2 tsp. cumin
    • 3 Tbsp. dark soy sauce (available at Asian food stores)
    • 3 Tbsp. fish sauce
    • 6 Tbsp. brown sugar (you need all of this)
    • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    • Peanut Dipping Sauce: see my Mother-in-Law's Satay Sauce
    1. Place all marinade ingredients in a food processor or chopper. Process well.
    2. Taste-test the marinade - you should taste sweet, spicy, and salty. The strongest tastes should be SWEET and SALTY in order for the finished satay to taste its best. Add more sugar or more fish sauce (in place of salt) to adjust the taste. You can also add more chili if you want it spicier.
    3. Cut meat into small pieces or strips - thinner is better. Place in a bowl and pour the marinade over. Stir well to combine. Allow at least 2 hours for marinating, or longer (up to 24 hours).
    4. When ready to cook, thread meat onto the skewers. Fill up to 3/4 of the skewer, leaving the lower half empty so that the person grilling has a "handle" to easily turn the satay.
    5. Grill the satay, basting the first time you turn it with a little of the leftover marinade from the bowl. Depending on how thin your meat is, the satay should cook in 10 to 20 minutes.
    6. Serve with Thai jasmine rice and my Mother-in-Law's Satay Sauce for dipping. For extra special occasions, serve with Thai Coconut Rice. ENJOY.

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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I've had real satay. If this compares, it is downright nice eating.

    In country, it's labeled pork, chicken, or beef. What it really is sometimes less than obvious.
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  3. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Meats meat! Don't ask what kind...
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    As long as it ain't "long pork", we're good.
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  5. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Agreed! :ROFLMAO: Not even with peanut sauce...
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  6. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    @tacmotusn, Thank you for the recipes. The Satay sounds lovely. No other way to put it.

    Sounds like you got it going on in the frig...lol

    We got some brisket on sale and some beef fat and am going to make hamburger.
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