December 07, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside

There's nothing better than spicy food when it's cold outside so Drew and I treated ourselves to my "Better-than-Take-Out" Thai Chicken Satay for dinner last night. It's a 30 minute meal that doesn't require looking for a parking space. A winner in my book!

Outside the office: Snowy and Cold!!!!!
Inside the house: Hot, Hot, Hot!!!!

Thai Chicken Sate

Slice 2 chicken breasts into strips and season with Salt and Pepper. Marinate the chicken in 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce and 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil. Let the Chicken marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.

Thai Peanut Sauce
1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil
¼ cup onion, minced
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup dry roasted peanuts
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Thai Curry Paste [If you use green curry paste, add about 2 teaspoons of “Sriracha with Galanga” (Thai Red Chili Paste)]
¼ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
¼ to ½ cup water, depending on thickness desired
Salt and pepper

Grind peanuts and sugar in a food processor for a few pulses. In a separate bowl, stir the curry paste and about ¼ cup of water together until the paste is dissolved. Next, heat the oil in a skillet over moderately high heat until hot, then sauté the garlic and onions, stirring, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add the peanut and sugar mixture and crushed red pepper and cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly. Stir in curry mixture and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.

While sauce is coming to a boil, skewer the chicken on bamboo skewers and grill the meat on a grill pan for about 3-4 minutes per side.

Serve this Thai Chicken Satay with jasmine rice and of course, a good beer. I had an Amstel Light.

1 comment:

idaworkmail said...

i am going crazy for months trying to find sriracha with galanga (not plain sriracha)!

what brand name is there available? i live in north nj and am willing to drive up to 50 miles to get it or if you have a web site that i can order it online, i would be for ever grateful! please help me!!