Thai food is one of my favvvvvorite foods in the world. I ate my way across Thailand when I was 19. Okay, maybe not “across,” but I ate my fair share in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya City and gained a few kilos.
It was better than heaven and I loved how we ate “family style” with big bowls in the middle of the table and hands reaching every-which way.
I loved the idea of being able to recreate these flavors in my own kitchen… But I never thought it was possible until I bit the bullet and decided to actually *try* it.
I’m so glad I did! The best part of this entire meal for me was the peanut sauce. There was a ton left over and I used it on anything and everything for the next week. It was creamy and spicy-sweet, and exactly what I order in Thai restaurants that always makes my mouth water.
And it was so easy to make:
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut milk full fat from a can
1-2 teaspoons chile garlic sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon Thai Red Curry Paste (I added a little extra at the very end to up the kick.)
(I soaked my skewers in water for a day before using.)
1 pound flank steak or skirt steak
2 tablespoons Red Boat Fish Sauce or your favorite
2 tablespoons Tamari Soy Sauce or coconut aminios
2 tablespoons sweetner – I used honey
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Cut the flank steak into 1 1/2 inch strips so that the grain of the meat is going horizontally across the strip.
Stick the skewers into the meat leaving a handle long enough to hold while eating.
Mix the fish sauce, soy sauce, and honey together in a baking dish and coat all surfaces of the beef.
Now sprinkle the meat with the coriander and rub it in. Now let it marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
I used a grill pan to grill the meat, and ended up taking the skewers OUT of the meat before I grilled it because the skewers were too big to fit in the grill pan! Next time I will use smaller skewers so I can retain the “Satay” look.
And I have to add this picture because I just love their little faces. Whenever she sees “never-greens” Brielle says “Look Michael, tickle trees!!!” And they both laugh as the trees “tickle them.” Ahhhhh. Never ever ever grow up!
Happy almost Friday!
Thanks Low Carb Maven for this awesome recipe!