Thursday, July 16, 2009
Chicken Satay with Sesame Cucumber Salad
The second I had my first bite of this heavenly meal, I was in love. I quickly announced this was now one of my new favourite meals. It had all the flavours I adore so much, I'm just glad there wasn't any leftovers because I'd be rolling on the floor in agony right now. My stop button is sporadic and never works when faced with meals of this caliber. My husband marinated some chicken in soya sauce and rice vinegar. He then skewered it and sprinkled these meaty bits with sesame seeds and placed them neatly on the barbecue, brushing them with satay sauce until cooked perfectly and with a slight crispness on the thinner strips. Alongside the meat, once served, was some more of the satay peanut sauce – a velvety textured concoction that truly had a tropical feel, mostly due to the coconut. You'd never guess this was store bought. It's savoriness and spiciness complemented the chicken so nicely. As did the shaved cucumber salad mixed with garlic salt, soya sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds. Sweet baby carrots completed this meal.
The brand of the satay sauce is Asian Family. I couldn't find the actual sauce we used tonight on their website (Satay Peanut Sauce) but if you ever come across this brand, I'm sure it will be great.