Soulful Satay


Soulful Satay

Soulful Satay: A Flavorful Fusion of Indonesian and Soul Food Cuisine

In the realm of soul food cuisine, we bring you a delightful fusion of flavors with our Soulful Satay. Inspired by the traditional Indonesian dish, this recipe combines the rich and bold flavors of soul food with the aromatic spices of Indonesian cuisine. Get ready to indulge in a mouthwatering experience that will transport your taste buds to new heights.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

1 hour 25 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


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


Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescatarian, Kosher, Halal


While the original Indonesian satay is typically made with chicken or beef, our Soulful Satay recipe adds a soulful twist by using tender and juicy pork. Additionally, we have incorporated soul food spices and seasonings to enhance the flavors and create a unique fusion dish. The cooking method remains similar, with the skewered meat being grilled to perfection. We alse have the original recipe for Satay, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 280 kcal / 1170 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (Saturated Fat: 3g)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (Sugars: 8g)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, minced garlic, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, and vegetable oil. Mix well to create a marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the pork strips to the marinade, ensuring they are fully coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.
  3. 3.
    Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated pork strips onto the soaked wooden skewers, leaving a small space between each piece.
  5. 5.
    Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pork is cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Soulful Satay with your favorite soul food sides and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pork tenderloin — For tender and juicy satay, make sure to slice the pork tenderloin into thin strips against the grain. This will help to prevent the meat from becoming tough when grilled.
  • Soy sauce — Opt for a low-sodium soy sauce if you prefer to control the saltiness of the marinade. Alternatively, you can use tamari sauce as a gluten-free substitute.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soaking the wooden skewers in water before grilling will prevent them from burning.
  • Baste the satay with the marinade while grilling to enhance the flavors and keep the meat moist.
  • Serve the Soulful Satay with a side of creamy coleslaw or collard greens for a complete soul food experience.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the amount of cayenne pepper in the marinade.
  • Feel free to experiment with different meats such as chicken or beef for a variation of flavors.

Serving advice

Serve the Soulful Satay as an appetizer or main course. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and serve with a side of tangy barbecue sauce for dipping.

Presentation advice

Arrange the skewers on a platter, placing them diagonally for an appealing visual presentation. Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for an added touch of elegance.