Beef Satay
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 5 to 10 min.
  • Servings: 6 to 8
  • Preparation Time: 24 hrs
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef, sliced thinly, then cut in 1" wide strips
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
DIRECTIONS
  1. Arrange meat in a shallow glass pan. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over meat. Marinate, covered and refrigerated, overnight. Drain.
  2. Thread each strip of meat lengthwise on a soaked* bamboo skewer, weaving it in and out. Broil or grill briefly, until browned on both sides.
  3. *The author recommends soaking the bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes before using, to prevent them from burning.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
While satay is a Southeast Asian dish, it is becoming popular at Chinese dim sum. The hoisin sauce gives this recipe a different flavor than Indonesian or Thai satays.