Monday, August 17, 2009

Meal On A Stick

Japanese calls it Yakitori, Ang Mohs call it Skewers, but we South East Asians call it Satay. That's what we're doing here.

Unlike back home where we got lots of nuts in sauces and the sticks are "lidi" sized, here, skewers are popular as a BBQ dish. Although in our case we can't do that as we are currently staying an apartment without any veranda. So the next logical thing to do is to grill it in the oven.

Since its our first time, we learn from our mistake of using tomato. Not a good idea but in the future for the same red color, it could be replaced with red capsicum. So *drum-rolls*, without further-ado, the following are the ingredients. Nothing too fancy simple delight only:

  1. Maple syrup flavored bacon
  2. Argentian scallops (you could use any other scallops too)
  3. Green Capsicum (and of course to not repeat our mistake, include red and yellow)
  4. Onions

You'll also need skewers sticks, which are thicker than your average "lidi" like satay sticks back home. A tray and foil.

Pre-heat the oven to 400F and when you're done putting up the ingredients onto the skewers, simply place them inside for about 20 mins or so. Of course you'll have to take them out mid way to change sides so that its grilled evenly. Before you put them in you could season with some black pepper and Italian seasoning.

The neatly arranged skewers all ready to head over to the oven.

ooo-la-la, I can hear them screaming, "eat me! eat me!". But not yet. Not until we get them just right.

After 20 mins or so, the skewers are all ready. See the juices from the bacon oozing out and how it blends nicely with the capsicum, onions and the scallops.

And then, serve them nicely on a plate. If you like, you could pour the remaining bacon juice onto the skewer to add the flavor.

Ok, you could put other things into the skewers too. For example prawn which would blend nicely with the bacon. And for vege, you could add pineapple.

And that's how you prepare Satay, Ang Moh style. Bon Appetit!

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