Grilled Thai Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce


Time for another quick Asian dish. It will be quick if you marinate the beef and make the peanut sauce the night before. Then, all you have to do is skewer the beef, grill it, and serve it with the warmed up peanut sauce.

Grilled Thai Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce



  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar


  • 2 pounds flank, flat iron or boneless top sirloin steak, cut into ¼-inch-thick strips

peanut sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 Tbsp finely minced shallots
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsps finely minced fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp ground red cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsps light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsps freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk


  1. Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl and whisk well to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the beef and submerge, tossing well to coat each piece all over and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Make the peanut sauce:
  4. In a medium saucepan, heat the peanut oil over medium heat.
  5. Add the shallots and cook until softened and starting to color, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic, ginger, cayenne, cumin and cinnamon and sauté for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, lower the heat and simmer until thickened, stirring until smooth.
  8. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate overnight.
  9. Allow the meat to come to room temperature before grilling or broiling.
  10. Thread one or more pieces of beef (depending on the size), on each skewer.
  11. Preheat the grill or broiler to medium-high.
  12. Grill the skewers until lightly charred around the edges and cooked through.
  13. Flip skewers halfway through cooking time.
  14. Transfer to a serving platter.
  15. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, chopped green onions.
  16. Serve with pieces of lime and the warmed sauce.

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