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Pork Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Lean pork always benefits from marinating, and this highly aromatic mixture ensures that the meat is particularly moist. What makes this dish really special, however, is the spicy peanut sauce — a divine combination of ingredients that’s at once sweet, spicy, and sour. Literally, we could eat it on anything — or simply employ a large spoon!

Pork Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

For the marinade:

1 large pork tenderloin, or 2 small
2/3 cup coconut milk (we used light)
1 tbs. grated fresh ginger
1 tbs. finely chopped lemon grass
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. turmeric

For the sauce:

3 generous tbs. crunchy peanut butter
½ fresh small red chili or large green chili, deseeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
2 tbs. soy sauce
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 generous tbs. honey
¼ tsp. turmeric

Cut the pork into 1″ cubes and place in a large bowl. Add the remaining marinade ingredients and mix well. Set aside for at least 1 hour, or chill, covered, for up to 24 hours.

While the meat is marinating, soak 8 wooden sticks in water for 30 minutes to prevent them burning while cooking.

Next, make the sauce by combining all the ingredients in a blender or food processor with 1/4 cup water.

When you are ready to cook, thread the pork on the skewers and heat the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until just cooked through, brushing with any remaining marinade as you go.

Serve with spicy peanut sauce.

 

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