Not the norm

Keith Bryant
 Sunday was the big game and for me it did not disappoint. Glad the winning team did such a great job in the fourth quarter. 
 Super Bowl Sunday is also known for all the different foods that people make to snack on during the game. It is another one of those unofficial holidays where people gather to enjoy each other’s company and find a little common or rivalrous ground to cheer on their team.
 Sharon and I were a little under the weather and decided to stay home and watch the game. I asked her what she wanted in the way of snacks and I got the oddest answer but I would do anything for her. 
 I headed to the grocery store to get all the ingredients and was prepared to make Thai style chicken satay with peanut sauce.
 The secret to making this dish is the marinade. It can be made with beef, chicken or lamb. It is commonly referred to as street food in Indonesia. 
 Use a couple of pipes wide enough and tall enough to place the skewers on and then the charcoal is placed in the middle and lit on fire. Just like your barbecue pit at home your charcoal needs to be ready. Then roll the skewers down the pipes until the chicken is done. 
 The peanuts sauce that goes with it is very easy to make and works on just plain grilled chicken or mixed with chicken and noodles.
 If you are looking to make something out of the ordinary this weekend give these a try. 
 My neighbor was having a party across the street yesterday so I sent some over. The plate came back clean with a request for some more.
Chicken satay with peanut sauce
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (¾ to 1-pound total)
10 wooden skewers soaked for about 30 minutes before using
1 scallion thinly sliced
½ cup full-fat coconut milk
3 cloves garlic minced
½ teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
Peanut Sauce
¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter
3 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
 1. Marinating the chicken: In a large bowl, combine all marinade ingredients and stir until well-mixed. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch chunks and add them to the marinade, stirring to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
 2. Cooking the chicken: Thread chicken chunks onto the skewers, leaving about half of each skewer empty for handling. Place them in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes, flip the skewers, and then bake another 5 minutes or until cooked through. Alternatively, you can grill the chicken skewers.
 3. Making the sauce: While waiting for the chicken to cook, add all peanut sauce ingredients into a small saucepan. Whisk together over medium-low heat until smooth, a few minutes. Keep warm over low heat, stirring occasionally.
 4. Serving: Transfer chicken skewers onto a serving plate. Brush peanut sauce over the chicken. Top with sliced scallions and optionally black pepper. Serve while warm.


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