Sweet Pork Sate / Sate' Babi Manis

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 445


1 pound pork loin, boneless, or shoulder, with some fat, cut into 1/2-inch dice
2/3 cup soy sauce, sweet (ketjap manis) or 1/3 cup each regular soy sauce and molasses
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, then cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 tablespoon galangal, , ground, dried
4 limes, kaffir or key limes, or 2 Persian limes, cut into wedges
Mixed Vegetable Achar (see recipe) optional


1. Thread the pork onto the skewers, 5 to 6 pieces per skewer. Combine 1/3 cup of the soy sauce, the garlic, and shallots in a plate and roll the satés around in the mixture. Cover and let marinate, in the refrigerator, for 1 hour, turning the skewers occasionally to ensure even marinating.

2. Preheat the grill to high.

3. Meanwhile, set out 4 dinner plates. On one side of each plate place a mound of diced cucumbers, a small pool of the remaining soy sauce, a small pile of the galangal powder, and a few lime wedges.

4. When ready to cook, oil the grill grate. Arrange the satés on the hot grate and grill, turning with tongs, until the meat is nicely browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes in all.

5. To eat, skewer a piece of cucumber on the end of the skewer. Dip the saté first into soy sauce, then into the galangal powder. Squeeze a little lime juice over all, then pop the saté into your mouth. Eat the Shallot Achar (if using) to cleanse the palate between satés.

Serves 4 as an appetizer, 2 to 3 as an entrée

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 445
Calories from Fat: 93

This Sweet Pork Sate / Sate' Babi Manis recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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