Let me be honest. I love peanut butter, vegetables, meat and rice, everything is great. However, this taste does not work for me, but who am I to rule the world. This is a very comforting dish, especially homemade, stunning mix of flavours. One spoon for me and I am done. At least there is more for others to enjoy. Let me present you an easy and impressive dinner, top in my family - Delicious Satay Meatballs.
Satay - a beautiful Indonesian delicacy, this is a very new taste in the countries I come from. A fulfilling spiced peanut sauce, in which any kind of meat or veggie option can be soaked. It is being served in many ways, for instance as an easy rice fix, accompanied by French fries or as a snack e.g. with some sexy meat croquettes or tofu. Have a blast and enjoy!
Total Time: 45 minutes
300g of good quality minced meat (beef or mixture of pork and beef),
A pinch of chilli, lemongrass, coriander, and satureja
Sea salt, ground black pepper
A knob of butter, splash of olive oil
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, turmeric
1 medium shallot, peeled and finely chopped
2 handfuls of green beans, cleaned and washed
2 cloves of garlic, crushed, peeled and finely chopped
4 tablespoons of good quality peanut butter
Juice from ½ lemon
A few splashes of Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon of sambal
125g of rice
In a metal bowl place the mince and add splash of olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with lemongrass, coriander and satureja. Mix with hands until smooth texture. If it is needed, add few bread crumbs.
Create small meatballs and place them onto working board.
Add a knob of butter into a wok on high heat. Meatballs in. Sear them nicely for a couple of minutes until they are golden all over their surface.
Add ginger and turmeric and let it smell out beautifully.
Accordingly to the amount of liquid, add a splash of olive oil in. Stir in shallot and green beans.
Add a splash of Soy Sauce and toss for about 2-3 minutes.
Then, add garlic and let the aroma come out.
Lower the heat to medium and stir in the peanut butter, lemon juice, sambal and a few splashes of Soy Sauce. Taste and taste.
Cover with approximately ½ litre of hot boiling water. Let it work for about 5 minutes and taste. Season if necessary and add rice. Put a lid on and let it simmer until the rice is cooked to al dente. Taste.
Take off the heat and serve with Kroepoek.
Makes 4 serves.