An unbelievable chicken satay recipe that brings great flavours, with an unbelievable satay sauce accompanied by a sweet, hot and crunchy radish salad.
I think that summer for me really makes me want to make foods that have a little heat with great subtle flavours. Thinking this way always directs me to flavours from the far east such as Chinese, Thai and Indian.
This recipe of the satay flavours and a radish salad brings with it flavours from south-east Asia. The satay which commonly known goes great with chicken is an Indonesian dish and one found and classed mainly as street food. This is due to its ease of cooking which is generally meat being marinated and then skewered of which finished by cooking over hot coals.
This recipe is one of many that I have tried but found to be the best and one that my family and I enjoy the most. Found on Great British Chefs by Sally Abe. I really love how the chicken marinade is so simple and brings great punchy sweet and salty flavours from the ketjap manis and fish sauce and then brought together with a little garlic.
The actual recipe for the satay sauce I found to make quite a lot so I have trimmed it down slightly but as with the chicken marinade the flavours all come together beautifully with just enough heat from the chilli and sweetness from the coconut milk which politely allows the flavour of peanuts to remain its main focus and have a background of wonderful Indonesian flavours.
With the chicken cooked on a high heat skillet or in the garden over charcoal, it needed something to really liven it up and bring summer to the dish. I found this with a carrot and radish salad found on the BBC Good Food website. As with the chicken satay, this side has some lovely subtle flavours brought from the sweet chilli sauce, lime and fish sauce.
What I really love about this salad is its bright and vibrant colours and magnificent crunch that accompany the soft, slightly charred (which really enhances the marinade flavour) chicken satay.
So, there we go, some inspiration from some accomplished chefs from two renowned websites, however, the most important factor is a great meal for the family that is great anytime but amazing in the lovely weather and cooked outside on the BBQ.