- 1 lb pork tenderloin (500 g)
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger (about 1 cm), finely grated
- 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
- 6 tbsp ketjap manis (or soy sauce)
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (90 g)
- 1/4 cup candle nuts (30 g), ground finely in a food processor
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (120 ml)
- 1 stalk of lemongrass, bruised
- 2 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 tbsp sambal (or chile paste)
- Sate sticks
For the grilled meat: Thread the pork onto the satay sticks. It is now ready to barbeque or grill. If you don’t have access to a barbeque, heat a griddle pan and grill the meat for about 8 minutes, turning regularly. Do not oil the pan. Top the meat skewers with the satay sauce and serve with fluffy white rice, a cucumber salad and crunchy prawn crackers. It’s very Dutch to serve satay with thick cut fries, and I rather love this combination. Of course, you can also make mini satays and serve them as an appetizer.
If you’re going to barbecue the meat, soak the sate sticks in water for a few hours or overnight. This will prevent them from catching fire.
If you can’t find ketjap manis or candle nuts (available at most stores selling South East Asian ingredients) simply use regular soy sauce and a teaspoon of sugar or regular roasted peanuts.