Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
For World Tour II - Asia/Vietnam. Recipe source: Sticks & Skewers by Elsa petersen-Schepelern
For the Tamarind Marinade
- 1 piece gingerroot, peeled and grated (1 inch)
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1⁄2 cup fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
- 1⁄2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
For the Chicken
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 12 -20 wooden skewers (soaked in water for at least 30 minutes)
For the dipping sauce (Nuoc Cham)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 red chile, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 lime, seeded and chopped
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fish sauce
- In a bowl mix marinade ingredients (ginger - peanut oil) together.
- Cut the chicken into slices (1/2 inch wide) and then cut these into strips (1/2 inch wide).
- Thread the chicken on the (soaked) skewers.
- Place skewered chicken on a plate of marinating dish and pour marinade over. Let marinate for 30 minutes while preparing grill.
- Drain marinade into saucepan, bring to a boil and then simmer stirring for 15 minutes.
- Grill satays until cooked through.
- Serve with hot marinade and dipping sauce (see below).
- To make dipping sauce: Using a spice mill or with mortar and pestle work the garlic, sugar and chili to a paste. Stir in chopped lime (including the peel) and collected juices. Puree again. Stir in fish sauce and 1/2 cup of water to get righ consistency (may need more water). Set aside.
Ellie, I'm so sorry this one just didn't work out for us. There is so much fish sauce that it turned out to be way too salty and we are not sensitive to a lot of salt. The dipping sauce was ok, again pretty salty and it did not look good. I added a little lite soy sauce to it and it greatly improved the look.