Monday, November 30, 2009
Indonesian Pork Sate - the Anti-Leftovers
How do I know this was the right choice for beating the leftover-and-cold-doldrums? Because before I could even get a picture, it was all gone!! Give this a try- you won't be sorry (and don't count on leftovers)!
2 lbs of country style boneless pork ribs, cut into uniform-size chunks (you could use chunks of chicken instead)
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp sherry
1/2 tsp sate seasoning (I got this from Penzey's and it adds a lot of flavor, but if you don't have it, it is okay)
3-4 garlic cloves chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 -2 cups chicken broth
juice of 1/2 lime
1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
Mix the soy sauce, sherry and spice in a zip-loc bag and put pork chunks in to marinate for an hour or so. In the meantime make the peanut sauce. Saute the garlic in the olive oil. Stir in the peanut butter, then add brown sugar, soy sauce, stirring to incorporate. Slowly stir in chicken broth until sauce has consistency you like. Stir in lime juice and then add pepper flakes a bit at a time until your desired level of heat is reached. Keep sauce warm. Remove meat from marinade, place on broiler pan and drizzle with olive oil. Broil meat until done, turning pieces as necessary. Serve meat with sauce and rice.