Monday, 3 January 2011

Chicken Satay

Serves 4

6.5 syns on red & extra easy & green, add 6 syns if not using chicken as healthy extra b on green

454g/1lb skinned, boned chicken breast fillets
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsps canned coconut milk
½ cucumber, cut into thin strips

for the Satay Sauce
28g/1oz roasted peanuts
½ tsp salt
142ml/¼ pt coconut milk
1 level tsp curry paste
1 level tsp brown sugar
squeeze of lemon juice

1. Cut the chicken into 5cm/2in long strips and put them in a bowl. Sprinkle over the salt, turmeric, coriander and cumin. Add the coconut milk and turn the chicken in this spicy marinade mixture so that it is completely coated. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave in a cool place or the refrigerator for 2 hours to marinate.

2. Make the satay sauce. Pound the peanuts and salt to a paste in a mortar, or grind them in an electric grinder.

3. Put the coconut milk and curry paste in a saucepan and stir over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the peanut mixture, sugar and lemon juice, and simmer for 20 minutes, until thickened. Cool.

4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto wooden or bamboo skewers. Cook on a barbecue or under a preheated grill for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with leftover marinade. Serve with the peanut sauce and strips of cucumber.

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