Another post for the Ditch the Packets Series. So…I got a lot of interest in a satay recipe and I think I’ve pulled out all the stops for this one. Satay is a firm favourite in our house and I was keen to try and make my own version of this yummy sauce after having a little investigation at the supermarket. This simple satay recipe? Well, it’s two parts….but you could skip the first bit and just make the sauce, especially if you are making a stirfry etc.
And this is the part where I have to confess, I made Miss 4 peel the peanuts. Please, don’t be like me and buy raw peanuts. Buy roasted but unsalted ones. I couldn’t find any yesterday at the shops and so I bought raw peanuts. And roasted them. Then peeled them then allowed them to cool before chopping them in the food processor and to be honest it was a bit of an ordeal. Save yourself the trouble and get roasted, unsalted peanuts. Or don’t. And get the kids to peel them.
And if you’re thinking I’m mad giving my kids peanuts…well they’re now recommending peanuts to babies at risk of developing severe peanut allergies before the age of one. Be warned. This recipe does contain nuts.
I served the satay sticks with a veggie packed fried rice. If you’re looking to use it for a stirfry, use coconut milk instead of the the coconut cream as it will make the sauce thinner.
But first, investigative journalism. There are so many packets of peanut satay at the supermarket! I would never have placed it as such a popular packet mix. The info as usual comes from the Additive Alert app.
If you just want the recipe…then skip the info below and move straight to the recipe. I found ten of these at the supermarket!
The one on the right- Passage Foods only contains caramel colour. The masterfoods (not shown), ayam (not shown) , kantong and passage foods were the best ones to buy if you really want to buy one instead of making my incredible recipe.
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- 508 : (Potassium chloride)
Associated with gastric ulcers, circulatory collapse, nausea, liver toxicity. Should not be given to children.
- 1422 : (Acetylated distarch adipate)
Animal tests showed slowed groth rates and renal lesions
- Annatto extracts : (160b)
Hypersensitivity, allergic reactions, skin irritations, linked to behaviour and learning problems. Concerns about toxicity still being evaluated by JECFA yet is still freely used
I recently was sent an Optimum thermocook to try, you can read all about it here. I decided it was time for the photos on this post to have a revisit, so I’ve done a thermocook version in the pictures you can see on the post now! Here’s the thermocook version of the recipe.
Check out more of my chicken recipes below:
- Parmesan chicken basil baked meatballs
- Broccoli and chicken cheesy lasagne
- Coconut and quinoa chicken strips