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Beef skewers with satay sauce recipe

Beef skewers with satay sauce recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 10mins to prepare, at least 30mins marinating and 30mins to cook
  • 441 calories / serving


  • 500g (1lb) beef steak, rump or sirloin, fat trimmed off
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp ginger, finely grated
  • 1 lime, finely zested
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2tbsp brown sugar
  • small handful coriander
  • lime wedges, to serve
  • rice, to serve
  • prawn crackers, to serve (optional)

For the peanut sauce

  • 200g (7oz) peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 2tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½tbsp ginger, finely grated
  • 2 chillies, deseeded, chopped
  • 50ml (2 fl oz) coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    7g 34%
  • Sugars

    18g 20%
  • Salt

    2.3g 38%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20.5g Protein 33.3g Fibre 0.6g


  1. Soak 18 wooden skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes to prevent scorching.
  2. Slice the beef into long, ½cm (¼in)-thick slices. Combine the garlic, red onion, chilli, ginger, lime zest, soy sauce and sugar. Add the beef, mix, then cover and chill for at least 30 minutes (or up to 12 hours). After marinating, thread the beef onto the skewers and set aside. Reserve the marinade.
  3. For the peanut sauce, put the peanuts, red onion and sugar into a large dry frying pan and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring, until the sugar melts. Turn up the heat and cook until the peanuts are golden. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for a minute. Add the coconut milk, soy sauce and 450ml (¾pt) cold water. Simmer on a low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the lime juice and season to taste. Whizz in a blender until you have a paste.
  4. Preheat a dry griddle pan over a high heat or heat a barbecue to medium heat. Cook the beef skewers, brushing occasionally with the reserved marinade, for 2-3 minutes each side or until beginning to char at the edges and cooked through. Scatter with coriander leaves and serve with lime wedges, some rice or grain salad and prawn crackers, if you like.

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