Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

These flavorful chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk and spices, then grilled and served with a delicious spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

These flavorful chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk and spices, then grilled and served with a delicious spicy peanut sauce for dipping. Anytime we go out for Thai food, we ALWAYS order the satay! My husband is obsessed with coconut milk and peanut sauce, so I thought I’d surprise him with his favorite appetizer, and serve it as a main dish instead.

These flavorful chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk and spices, then grilled and served with a delicious spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

He gave these the thumbs up, so I will def be making them again. The chicken marinade I adapted from a recipe I found on the Food Network, but I used my tried and true peanut sauce recipe that never fails me. To lighten it I used Better N Peanut Butter which I really love in sauces (they carry at Trader Joe’s) but regular peanut butter would also work. To make it a main dish, we served it with rice and sliced cucumbers. These would also make a great appetizer if you’re entertaining outdoors this summer!

To prevent the sticks from burning, I recommend soaking them at least one hour while the chicken marinates.

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Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

These flavorful chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk and spices, then grilled and served with a delicious spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 -1/4 pounds thin sliced boneless, skinless chicken cutlets
  • 16 large Bamboo skewers, soaked in cold water
  • lime wedges, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp chopped peanuts, for garnish (optional)

 

For the Peanut Sauce (makes 1/2 cup):

  • 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Better’n peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce (Tamari for gluten-free)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients except the chicken. Slice the chicken into long, thin strips, about 3 inches long by 1 inch wide, and add to marinade. Turn chicken to coat, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or longer.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the peanut sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until smooth, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Prepare grill to high heat and thread marinated chicken onto soaked bamboo skewers. Place on grill and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve with lime wedges and peanut sauce and garnish with cilantro and peanuts.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 4 skewers

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 6
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 297
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 104mg
  • Sodium: 998mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 6.5g
  • Protein: 36.5g

These flavorful chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk and spices, then grilled and served with a delicious spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

These flavorful chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk and spices, then grilled and served with a delicious spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

Lemon Poppy Seed Ricotta Scones with Strawberry Sauce

Lemon Poppy Seed Ricotta Scones with Strawberry Sauce

Today I have a summery breakfast recipe for you, some light and fluffy lemon and poppy seed ricotta scones with strawberry sauce! These scones could not be easier to make, you simply pulse the dry ingredients with the butter, mix in the wet ingredients, form a dough and bake until perfectly golden brown and good! All said and done these scones take less than 20 minutes to make so you can even make them on busy weekday morning, but weekend brunches are also fantastic! The ricotta cheese helps keep these scones nice and moist and the lemon juice and zest makes the so fresh and bright and summery! To add even more of that summer touch, I like to serve these scones topped with a fresh homemade strawberry sauce!

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When the Camera Rolls by Ree

drummondkidsWe’re all finished filming this block of Food Network shows, and one of the last scenes that was shot involved the three younger Drummond kids (the oldest Drummond kid is being a camp counselor right now!) in the kitchen by themselves.

 

IMG_4805Todd was attempting to peel a hardboiled egg on camera, which is an impossible feat. You could have thirty hardboiled egg that peel perfectly on the first try off camera, then the second the camera starts rolling, the 31st hardboiled egg holds onto its shell like there’s no tomorrow.

Weird things happen when the camera rolls! Here are a few:

1. I have two little bunches of hair that start migrating forward on my neck the second the cameras roll. I think they are trying to strangle me so I will quit blow drying and curling it every day.

2. My eye makeup disappears. No matter how much I have on! It’s a redhead thing.

3. I forget all the quantities of what I’m about to make. It’s lens-induced amnesia.

4. Charlie starts snoring and we have to stop and roll him over because it interrupts the sound.

5. Then Walter starts snoring and we have to stop and roll him over because it interrupts the sound across the globe.

Anyway, we’re finished filming until August and I think you’ll enjoy the shows we just shot! I’m in full PW Mercantile mode now, and I’ll be posting pics and updates this week.

Happy Monday!

Love,

P-Diddy

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 34)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan Week 34

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan Week 34.  I’m in Boston this weekend with some blogger friends, what a great city! Great people, great food and we are having perfect weather. Now it’s time to get ready for BBQ’s, beaches and fireworks!

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan Week 34

Pictured above is The Skinnytaste Meal Planner where I plan my dinners for the week (you can of course use any meal planner). Meal planning is a great way to get organized before heading to the supermarket to get ready for the week! My breakfast is usually something quick like eggs with fruit, a smoothie or avocado toast. We’re a family of four, so if a recipe serves more, it’s either packed up for everyone’s lunch or eaten the next day as leftovers. If you would like to see some of the previous week’s dinner plans, click here

 

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 34)

Monday: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with grilled Romaine and pita

Tuesday: Grilled Steak Lettuce Tacos with Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Wednesday: Crock Pot Bolognese Sauce with whole wheat pasta

Thursday: Baked Eggplant Parmesan Boats with Sausage

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Dinner Out

Sunday: Party

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Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

This week marked the first official day of summer and that got me thinking about all of my favourite summer recipes! Summer has to be the best time of the year as it’s just packed full of fresh produce and of course the weather is perfect for outdoor activities like grilling and picnics! My weekly trek down to the farmers market is like an adventure where I get to see what new and wonderful things arrived and I often have a difficult time choosing just what to get! Below you will find a collection of some of my favourite summer recipes including those using some of summers bounty and some for outdoor cooking and eating!

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Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

With summer here I thought that it was the perfect time to pull out one of my favourite summer recipes, this creamy dilled cucumber salad! This salad could not be easier, it’s pretty much just slice up some cucumber and onions and toss them in a creamy mixture of yogurt (or sour cream or mayo), lemon juice and garlic and you’re good to go! In addition to being super easy to make you really can’t go wrong with a cool and juicy cucumber salad on hot summer days! The cucumbers are just bursting with juices and this creamy dilled cucumber salad is sure to keep you nice and cool and hydrated this summer, especially when served chilled from the fridge!

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Kevin Costner, Whipped Cream, and Old Pictures by Ree

First! There’s a Kevin Costner quiz on my Fun & Learning section tonight!

He’s a fave of mine.

 

IMG_4783Marlboro Man and I split this sundae yesterday.

Guess whose side is mine?

 

IMG_4790This is the space where our deli is going to be! How cool is this?

 

IMG_4792That’s our building on the right in the old days.

 

IMG_4794And here is the building-again, back in the old days.

I absolutely love looking at old pictures of the building.

They make me feel young. Ha!

Whatever works, right?

Today’s my last day of filming! Which means I won’t shower tomorrow. I’ll send you updates from the front line.

Or maybe I won’t. I have a feeling it won’t be pretty.