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Salam, Kia Ora...
I intended to post this entry last night but was a little sleepy while I was composing halfway ZZZZzz. I am so glad that my favourite series, The Vampire Diaries aired again last Thursday after taking a break for almost 1.5 months....wwweeeiii. Also, I just finished 'marathoning' a 20 episodes Korean drama, Secret Garden for 2 days :D
I was drooling when Yat posted the satay entry at her blog, so I decided to make some. One thing abt satay, the preparation is very tedious but its really worth all the trouble. Since I only make satay once in a while, I will usually make heaps to last us for 2 nights dinner...hehehez. I thought of freezing them but hb said that he doesn't mind having satay for 2 nights. While eating last night, Jannah had a big burp and when I asked her if she was full she said "Jannah lapar lah nak satay dgn nasi ketupat lagi" She simply luvs them....hehehez.
I didn't measure the ingredients as I am so used to pouring and sprinkling all the spices into the meat. This recipe that I got from mamafami is sort of similar to my satay marinade. Also, I was kinda hoping that I have enough bamboo skewers as I couldn't be bothered to drive to the supermarket to get more ahakkksss. Lucky me I had enough...weee hooo. After skewering them I counted : 42 sticks beef, 35 sticks chicken & 12 sticks beef liver. Hb doesn't eat liver, he said its gross but I luvvvv them...yummo :ppp
Source : Mamafami.
1 kg chicken/beef fillet ~ cut into 2.5cm x 2.5cm pieces
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cooking oil
extra oil and lemon grass for basting
To blend :
2 candlenuts (buah keras)
2 cloves of garlic
3 cm fresh turmeric or 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
4 cm ginger
2 lemon grass
4 cm galangal (lengkuas)
1 tablespoons coriander seed }
1 teaspoon fennel seed (jintan manis) } fry without oil over low heat till fragrant
1 teaspoon cumin seed (jintan putih) }
(I used powdered coriander, fennel & cumin cos too lazy to fry without oil :D)
1. Mix sugar, honey, cooking oil and salt into the blended ingredients to form a paste.
2. Rub paste mixture into the diced chicken or beef and leave it to marinate for 3 hours.
3. Thread seasoned meat on to satay sticks.
4. Grill over char- coal fire or under hot grill . Baste with oil and water mixture to keep meat moist.
5. Serve with peanut sauce, cucumbers and onion cut into wedges and nasi impit (rice cake).
Only left with 2 pieces of instant ketupat (rice cake) last night. I am really hoping someone will send me a care package as my supplies are depleting. Mummmmmmyyy!!!!!..........
Photo source : Drama Wiki
Drama Title : Secret Garden
Episodes : 20.
My review : This drama is funny with a few sad scenes. I became bored from episode 15 onwards. Usually, I don't want dramas to end quickly but couldn't wait for this one to end and I was fast forwarding 'flash backs' as there were too many of them......borrrinnggg. Yawwnnss!!!
Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Me Te Aroha...With Love,