A marinade is made with onion, garlic, lemon grass, soy sauce, turmeric, sugar, cumin and ginger. Chicken is marinated overnight, then barbecued to perfection. You can use this marinade with any meat you prefer. Serve with peanut sauce, for the ultimate treat.
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Nothing like satay although I did realise that once I started making them but I thought I'd just make them anyway. My family didn't really enjoy them and the batch that I made only 2 got eaten & the rest went in the bin which is very very unusual for my family. - 15 May 2016
I didn't thread this on skewers, but instead chopped the meat into bite size pieces before marinating, and then used it as part of a stir fry. This was my first time trying lemon grass, and I loved the taste it gave the marinade. However, it is not very edible on it's own--very very woody. Think of lemon grass like bay leaf, some that adds seasoning, but is never eaten! - 07 Nov 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this as the Recipe Exchange Group Recipe for the week of June 21st. Having never eaten satay before, neither I nor my husband know what it "should" be like. With that said, we thought this was a very tasty dinner. Next time I'd omit the onion and replace it with onion powder since I couldn't taste the onion & you don't wind up eating it anyway, why waste an onion when onion powder would work better? In the future I would used dried lemongrass. I can hear the purists squealing now but honestly...I couldn't taste it. Most of us don't live in a place where fresh or frozen lemongrass is available; mine was in those little plastic boxes in the produce section and I think it was inferior. I'm also not sure I'd use turmeric again. It stained my fingernails a weird pumpkin color (It'll wash off!) Lastly I did not pound my chicken, I just cut it into strips and let my husband sort out the cooking times (ha!). Overall we enjoyed this recipe thoroughly, thanks for posting! - 26 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)