1/3 Photos of South China Morning Post 1963 - Authentic Chicken Satay Skewers
French Tart's Note:
I discovered this yellowing paper cutting in my Mum's recipe scrapbook recently - this recipe is the one we always used to use when I was younger. The recipe was posted in the South China Morning Post in 1963 - by a chef from The Repulse Bay Hotel - that lovely old Colonial hotel is sadly no longer there......they used to have this great satay on the menu, as well as the MOST amazing Club Sandwiches! Absolutely authentic and I have decided to share it with you all!! If some of the language is a bit archaic - it is because I have decided to post it, as it was written in the paper at the time!
My Private Note
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- 1 lb chicken piece
- 1 ounce ground lemongrass
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon saffron
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1Satay Sauce:.
- 2Pour peanut oil into a cooking pot and heat the oil. Add the onions and stir over the fire for about 10 minutes.
- 3Then add the chillies and stir over the fire for about 3 minutes.
- 4Now add the ground nuts and stir over the fire for 5 minutes.
- 5Mix the tamarind with the two and half pints of water, stir well and then pour it into the cooking pot through a strainer.
- 6Boil for 15 minutes stirring all the time, until the peanut oil rises to the surface.
- 7Add salt, pepper and the sugar and simmer for a further 10 minutes, your satay sauce is now ready.
- 8Chicken Satay Skewers:.
- 9Cut chicken into 1/2" cubes.
- 10Mix the lemon grass together with the ground coriander. Then add the saffron powder/threads, peanut oil, salt and sugar. Mix thoroughly and add the cubed chicken to this mixture and allow to marinate for about 1-2 hours.
- 11Thread 5-6 pieces of chicken on to each skewer and cook over a charcoal barbeque or a grill - turning all the time - until the chicken is cooked but not too dry.
- 12Dip the satay skewers into the satay sauce whilst they are still hot.
- 13Serve with diced cucumber and toasted flat breads.
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Nutritional Facts for South China Morning Post 1963 - Authentic Chicken Satay Skewers
Serving Size: 1 (645 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1551.9
- Calories from Fat 1052
- Total Fat 116.9 g
- Saturated Fat 19.3 g
- Cholesterol 51.7 mg
- Sodium 1012.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 102.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 13.3 g
- Sugars 75.7 g
- Protein 41.9 g