Thursday, January 14, 2010

Daring Cooks: Pork Satay

The January 2010 DC challenge was hosted by Cuppy of Cuppylicious and she chose a delicious Thai-inspired recipe for Pork Satay from the book 1000 Recipes by Martha Day.

It seems like such a long time ago that I made Pork Satay for the Daring Cooks latest challenge. To be exact, it was Christmas day. Satay was our holiday meal.

This was an easy preparation. The key thing was to marinate the meat in a mixture of onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and spices. I had everything on hand: there’s usually a pork loin in the refrigerator, and my spice cabinet (which smells heavenly) contained the cumin, coriander, and turmeric.

I chose to stir fry the pork since I don’t have a grill.

I served it with rice, stir-fried vegetable and two dipping sauces, one made of peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, and spices, the other with tamarind paste, soy sauce, garlic, and green onion. Both sauces were very good and complemented the pork.

This is certainly a versatile dish. If I ever get a grill, I will make it again and compare the flavors from the two cooking methods.

Mosey on over to the Daring Kitchen to see what the other Daring Cooks did, and to Cuppy's website for the recipes.


Audax said...

Love that last photo and the glass plate you used. Goregous looking satay well done on this challenge yes Christmas does seem like a long time again LOL LOL. Cheers from Audax in Sydney in Australia.

cuppy said...

Hahaha! I don't even remember anything else I ate on Christmas except dinner, so good recall! ;)

I'm glad you tried the tamarind dip, it's a stark contrast to the peanut butter, but it still complements the pork. And I'm deeply honored that my recipe made your Christmas dinner. ^_^

Wic said...

amazing that you could remember it. Christmas was a long time ago. thank good the next is still far far away.
it looks delicious. great job with this challenge.

Megan said...

I love chicken satay but haven't had it in years.