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Monday, November 9, 2009

Satay Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

1/4 Cup fresh ginger, shredded
1/4 Cup shallots
4 garlic cloves
1 serrano chili pepper,
sliced, stem removed
1/3 Cup olive oil

12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
cut into strips
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1.25 Cups coconut milk
1/2 Cup natural peanut butter
2 TB lime juice
1 TB fish sauce
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

In a food processor (or old school with a mortar and pestle) blend together the ginger, shallots, garlic, and chili pepper, adding the oil slowly to create a paste. Set aside half the paste in a saucepan. Put the other half in a big plastic bag with the chicken strips, salt, and cayenne pepper. Seal it tight, mush it around to coat thoroughly, then refrigerate for 1 hour.

Heat the saucepan with the other half of the paste to med-high on the stove. Cook for 3-4 mins, stirring often. Add the remaining ingredients, whisk until smooth, and simmer until it reaches a creamy consistency (2-3 mins).

Thread the chicken strips on to skewers. Grill over direct high heat until fully cooked, turning once (about 5-7 mins). Serve with the warm sauce.

1 comment:

  1. One of the readers on my blog (Health Habits) is having trouble wrapping her brain around integrating Paleo eating into her student lifestyle.

    She knows what she should do…she just doesn’t “think” she can do it.

    One of her big stumbling blocks is lunch. I suggested she check out my fave Paleo food bloggers (yourself included)

    During our discussion, I realized that she had raised a great question:

    How does she “brown bag” her lunch “Paleo style”

    What a perfect idea for a blog post.

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    How do you “brown bag” your lunch “Paleo style”?

    If you are interested in participating, email ( me your ideas and I will include them in the article – with full credit going to you.

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