Want to treat yourself or someone you love to a skewer of pork (or chicken?) Pork Sate works better than Cupid’s Arrow, let me tell you. Pork (or Chicken!) Sate sounds fancy, but I don’t do fancy, so no worries. I found this yummy and simple use of a skewer entrée in a sweet little mystery series. I don’t always need a cookbook (or Google) to find a great dish to serve my Man-in-Plaid.
I love to cook. (You probably knew that.) I love to eat. (You might guess.) And I love to read mysteries. (News to you!)
It’s always a pleasure to find a main character who not only solves the murder, but makes a great Bolognese Sauce in her spare time. I get hungry while reading — better than feeling murderous. I’ve enjoyed books such as The Baked Bean Supper Murders and Killer Pancakes. I’ve even tried those killer pancakes – not on anyone in particular.
Here’s a great little recipe from Philip Craig’s Martha’s Vineyard mystery series. It’s called Pork Sate but works equally well with chicken.
- 1 ½ lbs. pork tenderloin or chicken breasts
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 t. lemon juice
- grated lemon rind from 1 lemon
- ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 3 T. grated onion
- 3 T. light brown sugar
- 1 t. coriander
- ½ t. ground cumin
- ¼ t. ground ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ cup Indonesian soy sauce or Kikkoman teriyaki sauce
- salt and pepper to taste, go easy on the salt
- Cut the meat into ¾ inch cubes and place in a shallow glass dish.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan on stove, and add the remaining ingredients.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer 5 minutes.
- Pour over the meat, cover, and leave overnight in the refrigerator – or for the afternoon.
- Turn the meat periodically.
- Remove the meat from the marinade and place 5 or 6 pieces on a skewer.
- Grill on a barbecue for 15 minutes until done, turning frequently.
- May also use broiler.
I sprinkled with sesame seeds before serving. This tasted so tender and delicious. The fifteen minutes on the BBQ was perfect. I served it with brown rice and asparagus. Any leftovers I’ll use for lunch salads the week ahead.
An easy marinade once you gather the ingredients. I used dry onion flakes rather than grating an onion. And only marinated an hour this time.
Voila! You’re famously important and loved. Try it this weekend or save for Valentine’s.