Satay with Peanut Sauce


Satay with Peanut Sauce

Indonesian-inspired Grilled Skewers with Creamy Peanut Sauce

In the context of Latvian cuisine, this recipe brings a taste of Indonesian flavors to your table. Satay, a popular Indonesian dish, is transformed into a delicious grilled skewer recipe that is perfect for outdoor gatherings or cozy indoor meals. The tender and flavorful meat, paired with a creamy peanut sauce, will surely delight your taste buds.

Jan Dec

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Paleo-friendly

Peanuts, Soy

Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free


While the original Indonesian satay is traditionally made with chicken or beef, this adapted Latvian version incorporates pork as the main protein. Additionally, the peanut sauce is adjusted to suit Latvian taste preferences by adding a touch of sweetness and tanginess. The grilling method remains the same, ensuring a smoky and charred flavor. We alse have the original recipe for Satay, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 20g, 4g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 4g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the vegetable oil, minced garlic, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, paprika, brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the pork strips to the marinade and toss until well coated. Allow the pork to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight for enhanced flavor.
  3. 3.
    Meanwhile, prepare the peanut sauce. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger, and sauté until fragrant.
  4. 4.
    Add the ground peanuts, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, chili flakes (if using), and coconut milk to the saucepan. Stir well to combine and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated pork strips onto skewers, leaving a small space between each piece.
  6. 6.
    Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pork is cooked through and slightly charred.
  7. 7.
    Serve the grilled pork satay skewers with the peanut sauce on the side. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pork tenderloin — For tender and juicy satay, make sure to slice the pork tenderloin against the grain. This will result in more tender meat.
  • Roasted peanuts — If you can't find roasted peanuts, you can roast raw peanuts in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow them to cool before grinding.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before threading the pork to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • For a spicier peanut sauce, add extra chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce.
  • Serve the satay with steamed rice or a fresh salad for a complete meal.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of spices in the marinade.
  • Feel free to substitute pork with chicken or beef if desired.

Serving advice

Serve the grilled pork satay skewers on a platter, accompanied by a bowl of peanut sauce. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges for added freshness. Encourage guests to dip the skewers into the peanut sauce before taking a bite to fully enjoy the flavors.

Presentation advice

Arrange the skewers in a neat and organized manner on the platter. Drizzle some extra peanut sauce over the skewers for an appetizing presentation. Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top for a pop of color. Serve with lime wedges on the side for guests to squeeze over their satay.