Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Satayday Night Fever

And once you've tasted it you're gonna want to rock the disco!  It's an amazing satay chicken recipe from a couple of crazy canucks!  Janet and Greta Podleski from their new book The Looneyspoons Collection.  I have their other 3 books (which are now out of print) and they are FANTASTIC.  I got the new one, The Looneyspoons Collection for Christmas.  I've tried several recipes from it already and they've all been excellent.  Kinda wanted to do the whole Julie & Julia thing and cook a recipe a day and blog about it but really where am I gonna find that much time?  If anyone wants to volunteer to pay me to do it I will quit my day job to accommodate you...    Anyway you should buy this book, the recipes are healthy, the ladies give great health tips along side the recipes, the recipes are fun and yummy AND they all have silly names like Satayday Night Fever.  Next on my list to try are the Jerry Springer Rolls.

So check it out for yourself:

4 chicken breasts (they say cut into cubes, but that's too much work, later you're supposed to put them on skewers, I don't have time for that, so I just cut them into strips, chicken finger style.)
2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. lemon juice
2 tsp. grated ginger root
1 tsp. minced garlic

Marinate chicken strips in above concoction for at least 2 hours or over night.  Over night is best!

Grill for about ten minutes, turning often to cook all sides.  Or you can cook under the broiler, 4" from heat for 8 minutes total, turning often.  I broiled mine and they were delicious!  I would have liked to grill them on the BBQ, however today in Saskatchewan it was -52 Celsius with the wind and so venturing outside was not an option!  Global warming my ass!  While the chicken is grilling or broiling you gotta make the sauce...

Peanut Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 Tbs. light peanut butter (I used the crunchy kind, cuz I love the texture of the extra nuts.)
3 Tbs. grape jelly (I know it sounds weird and you're already thinking it's gonna be gross, but just TRY IT!)
1 Tbs. reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes  (I put in a bit extra cuz I like it spicy!)

Combine these items in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium heat until mixture is bubbly and has thickened.

Serve hot skewers or "fingers" with dipping sauce.

And sorry, no photos, once we tasted them there was no time to get the camera!


  1. Love the Satay pun, love the Satay.

    The marinade you use for this is very similar to a salad dressing I make for an Asian-inspired salad we have just about once a week.

    3 oz soy sauce
    1.5 oz red wine vinegar
    .5 oz water
    1 tbsp sugar
    3-4 drops sesame oil
    2 tsp (or more) grated ginger root
    1 tsp minced garlic

    Making it tonight.

    I'll have to try this Satay recipe another time. Maybe next week. Gia loves herself some Satay.

  2. YUM! Sounds delicious!
    I'm not so sure about the Jerry Springer Rolls...

  3. i'm going to make this thursday.

  4. can i use grape jam instead of jelly? i don't like jelly so i don't have any.

  5. one more thing...without photos i can't pin this to my food board on pinterest so i am (not so silently) stomping my foot in protest.

  6. marinating over night. so excited for dinner tonight.

    in other news, i didn't think i would ever use the ginger root for anything else so i cut the rest of it up into chunks, threw it in a small glass pot filled with water, added the lemon from the recipe, then turned on the heat way low. my house smelled so good! bam!