cocktail party food:
malaysian style satay skewers

Make sure your cocktail party food repertoire includes this addictive Malaysian style satay recipe.

cocktail party food - malaysian satay

Satay is a popular throughout Indonesia and Malaysia. Depending on the region, this grilled and skewered meat dish is served with or without spicy dipping sauces and is seen everywhere from street vendors to high class restaurants.

Traditionally, the meat is skewered on the rib from a coconut leaf. But if you don't happen to have a coconut palm growing your back yard, and who among us does, feel free to use bamboo skewers.

Satay is equally at home on your outdoor grill or indoors, under the broiler. So it's perfect for everything from a backyard BBQ to a swank cocktail party.

party tip

Complete steps 1-4 the day before the party, then grill just before the party starts and keep warm in a 200° F oven for up to an hour.

For fabulous Malaysian Satay you'll need:

cocktail party food - satay recipe

Makes 50-60 skewers

NOTE: All amounts are given in U.S. standard measures.
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here's how you do it:

cocktail party food - satay recipe

1. Cut steak into thin strips and place in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy bottomed pan. Cook the onions, garlic, dill and spices until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Add hazelnuts, soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar and pepper. Cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Pour over the meat and toss to coat thoroughly with the marinade.

4. Cover the bowl and marinate the meat overnight in the refrigerator.

5. Soak 50-60 bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes. Thread the steak on to the skewers and grill or broil for 5-10 minutes, turning frequently.

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