This menu definitely will make you list Indonesia as your next trip destination!
Ayam or chicken is the most common, most-breeded animal in the world (according to one of my son’s Facts abour Chicken book). Whenever you live, chicken would be one of your most common menu on your life.
I think no study said that too much chicken will endanger your life, and I’m really thankful for it. My kids are crazy about chicken more than other dishes like fish or eggs! May God doesn’t create wings on their backs! LOL!
For Indonesian, chicken is one of the main dishes to supply protein instead of fish, goats, sheeps, buffaloes, rabbits, ducks, and other certain aves species. A lot of menus have been created with chicken as the main ingredient, but Sate Ayam seems to be the most common, most favorite chicken menu in almost all Indonesian areas.
You can find Sate Ayam restaurants and warung tenda (a kind of street food tent) in almost all parts of Indonesian areas, but the most popular one seems to Sate Ayam which comes from Madura (East Java).
Basically, Sate Ayam is just slices of chicken meat, especially the fleshy chicken breast parts, stuck one by one into a thin bamoo stick (4 to 5 slices per stick, according to the size). The Sate then are soaked to certain spices for a moment before those are grilled on a traditional grill pan and the heat comes from burning charcoal placed under the grill pan.
Indonesian love to eat Sate Ayam with sambal kacang (peanut sauce), with extra soysauce and slices of shallots and cayenne. Cucumber and tomatoes will work as the garnish and veggies that fitly accompany the menu.
Wondering how Indonesian people cook Sate Ayam? Check this recipe (modified by me)
- 450 grams of chicken breast
- 2 limes
- 75 ml soysauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 75 ml coconut oil
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tbsp cayenne
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp shallots
- 1 tsp garlic
- 250 water
- 150 peanuts
HOW TO COOK
- Rinse the chicken meat and deeply soak to the mixture of lime juice, soysauce and salt. Let the meat absorbs the liquid mixture.
- Mash the coriander and garlic, and saute in a cooking oil on a small level of heat. Put them into a string to separate the oil and spices.
- Slice the chicken meat, stuck in a bamboo stick and rinse in the oil.
- Grill them above a string of grill pan right after the charcoals are hot already.
- To make a peanut sauce: mash the fried spices and the peanut sauce ingredient, saute on a frying pan. Then pour in water and peanuts (smoothly mashed) until thicky. Serve beside Sate Ayam and hot white rice.
What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy Indonesia!