Thursday, March 30, 2006

Just for jayce^

So jayce^ finally convinced me this morning to start blogging some of my recipes as I make them. I don't know who could possibly be interested, but here goes.

A couple of nights ago, I decided to try making my own chicken satay. I'm sure most people would have looked at a recipe or something, but I decided to just go from memory, based on the last chicken satay that I had. I started with a wee little can of coconut milk (5.6oz). I whisked in maybe a couple of tablespoons of curry paste and maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup of natural peanut butter. I poured all that into a food saver bag, along with a couple of chicken breasts, tossed to coat, sealed it up and put it in the bottom of the fridge for about a day. The next day, I soaked some skewers in water for a bit, and sliced the chicken into strips. I tossed the chicken in the marinade again, and skewered it. Then I put them all on a foil-lined baking sheet, brushed the remaining marinade over the top, and baked for about 10 minutes at 350F.

They were pretty tasty, and just the right about of spicy for my wife and me. In retrospect, I think if I were to make then again, I would probably add maybe half a lemon worth of juice and maybe a teaspoon or two of kosher salt to the marinade. The curry paste and the peanut butter had a little bit of salt, but it was still a little underseasoned. But all in all, it was a pretty tasty dish.

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