Sate Padang : Yellow Spicy Sauce With Satay

Satay is an Indonesian original dish consisting of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer and served with a spiced sauce. The kinds of spiced sauce makes the differences of satay such as satay Madura consist of peanut spiced sauce or Satay Padang consist of yellow spicy sauce.

Satay Padang is my favourite dish and this satay is sold as street food or push cart In Indonesia. I specially love this stick sauce to eat every night. Iwas really the regular and the old man was sold sate padang with push cart would stop in front of my house at 9 pm every night. You know what, this is not something you will typically see the menu in the restaurant

This the receipe Satay Padang :
2.2 lbs of beef
8 cup of water to boil the meat
6 Kaffir lime leaves (tear the leaves at the edge to release the flavor)
2 stalks of lemon grass (smashed with the bag of cleaver to bruise to release the flavor)
1 tbsp of turmeric powder
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 cup of rice flour mix with some water
bamboo skewers (soak in a water for 20 - 30 minutes so it won't burn when you grill your satay.

Ground spices :
15 - 20 dried red chilis (more or less according to your taste)
2 tsp of roasted coriander seeds (ketumbar)
1 tsp of white peppercorn
1/4 tsp of cumin powder
3 garlic cloves (peeled)
8 shallots
1 tbsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of chooped ginger
1/2 tbsp of galangal powder
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions :
1. In a large pot, pour in 8 cups of water or more (make sure it cover the meat). Boil the meat in whole (meaning: don't cut into pieces yet) until half cooked, about 15 until 20 minutes. Skim off any scum as it arises. turn off the heat.

2.In a small to medium size skillet , add about 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, add ground spices and saute until fragrant.Add the sauteed spices into the pot followed by kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass and turmeric powder. Bring it to boil, cover with lid and then lower the heat and simmer until beef  is tender ( it may take somewhere from 45 minutes until 1 hour or longer you be the judge.

3. Remove the meat, let cool and cut into chunky cubes.Keep the stock.

4.Thread meat onto the bambo skewer about 3-4 pieces of meat /skewer

5. get your grill ready and brush the satay with some oil on both side and grill until they are slightly browned but not to long so the meat won't thoughen and dried up too much.

6. Season with stock with salt. Bring the stock back to boil. Stir the rice flour again before pouring into the stock to thicken up the stock. Tis is important step or you will end up with lumps. Continue to stir vigorously after that until it is thick and smooth.

7. When ready to serve, pour the sauce over the satay and rice cakes.Sprinkle with fried shallots crips. It is best to serve it while it's pipping hot.

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