Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce – GFCFSF

December 31, 2012

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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce - GFCFSF

2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch slices across the breast

Marinade:
4 tablespoons Soy-Free "Soy" sauce
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
2 tablespoons safflower oil
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
4 teaspoons coriander
2 teaspoons turmeric

Peanut Sauce:
2 tablespoons safflower oil
1/2 cup shallots (or onion), chopped small
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
5 tablespoons of reserved marinade
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2-3/4 cups water
1 cup creamy peanut butter

10 bamboo skewers
1 lime, cut into wedges, for garnish
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro for garnish, chopped

Soak skewers in water and leave until ready to use.

Combine all marinade ingredients and whisk well to combine. Reserve 5 tablespoons of marinade for the sauce and refrigerate until you’re ready to make the sauce. Set the remaining marinade aside. Put chicken slices in bowl, mix with marinade, refrigerate for 1 hour. Skewer your chicken pieces on presoaked wooden skewers or metal skewers. Pour remaining marinade over chicken skewers being sure to coat thoroughly. Set aside until ready to use.

Heat indoor grill pan or outdoor BBQ grill until medium hot. Grill skewers until done. Tent with foil and keep warm.

For the peanut sauce, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute shallots for 5 minutes. Add cayenne, the reserved 5 tablespoons of marinade, ginger, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to low boil. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, carefully whisking until incorporated. Add additional water if the sauce is too thick. Loosely cover the pan and set aside. To warm the sauce, heat until just warm. If you overheat the sauce, the oil will separate.

Garnish with cilantro and fresh lime wedges if desired. Works well for appetizers too.

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