In Malaisia Saté Ajam is called Satai (transl. Stick, Saté phonetically) because they put the chunks of chicken on a thin Bamboo stick. It is then baked in oil in a frying pan or grilled on charcoal and served with Peanut Sauce.
We sometimes we make this at home without using sticks, during Summer when we can use the outside BBQ in the roof garden we use sticks as it’s easier to grill the meat. Sometimes served with Rice and Green Beans or oven baked french bread.
6 Tablespoons Ketjap Manis
4 Tablespoons Honey
4 Cloves of Garlic chopped up
2 Teaspoons Sambal Oelek (big teaspoons)
2 Teaspoons Sambal Badjak (big teaspoons)
1 Inch of Ginger, pealed and grated
1 Lemon (juice of 1 Lemon)
Some Ground Black Pepper
Mix all these ingredients together in a bowl and make sure they are all dissolved into a nice dark syruppy mixture.
Add chopped chicken legs or breasts to the mixture and stir thouroughly. Leave for two to three hours and stir a few times more during that time.
12.5 ounces of Peanut Butter
4 Cloves of Garlic chopped up
1 Chopped up Onion (very finely chopped or use the blender)
3 Tablespoons Ketjap Manis
3 Teaspoons Sambal Badjak (big teaspoons)
0.5 Teaspoon Ketoembar (Coriander)
0.5 Teaspoon Djintan (Cumin)
0.5 Teaspoon Laos (or use Ginger if you want it spicy)
10.5 Fluid Ounces of Coconut Milk
0.25 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Add Milk to the pan if the mixture is too thick
Can you make a Pizza Leon? Sure, no problem. Here it comes …
One layer of dough, spread Heinz Tomato Frito on top and sprinkle with Italian herbs and spices mix. Throw on lots of onion rings and sliced Mushrooms. Then the diced ham, red paprika, green paprika, lots of Pepperoni and Salami slices. Top it with grated Mozarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese and a few slices of Gouda 30+ cheese. Bung it in a pre heated oven at 200 Celsius for about 20 minutes and bobs your uncle.
There are times, mostly in autumn and winter when you have friends from far away visiting, that you don’t need to put haute cuisine on the table and instead you feel they are much more in need of a good rich meal made in a traditional way.
Those are the meals you grew up with and made the way your mother made it for the family when you were young. It’s a way to express to special friends that they are family too, no even more than family. Below you can read how a traditional Dutch Stew is made just to share with a brother and his family who can taste it for the first time in their life. I call it Swampyland Stew, and it’s made with love.
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