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Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay

Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!

Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!

Special moment alert: this is the first Malaysian recipe on the blog!

Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!

Okay, that might not be entirely true.

You see, Malaysian cuisine has influenced a TON of dishes in neighboring regions like Thailand and Indonesia. I’ve had both Thai and Indonesian Satay, but I had no idea that Satay originated from Malaysia!

Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!

Right, well that’s how I discovered this delicious Malay Sambal.

Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!

This little jar caught my attention at Whole Foods the other day, so I had to grab some and bring it home to experiment. You can also grab a jar on Amazon right here!

I used the Sambal to marinate some beef (uh-may-zing), and then used it AGAIN to make a sweet and sour dipping sauce for the finished satay.

Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!

 

The sambal is made from a mixture of fresh red chilies, oil, dried shrimp, garlic, sugar, dried chilies, fermented shrimp paste, salt and vinegar.

If these ingredients sound familiar to my fellow Thai-food junkies (holler!), that’s because Malaysian sambal is influenced by Indonesian sambal, which is used in a lot of Thai stir-fries.

Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!

 

Confusing? Maybe a little bit. 

Just think of Malaysian food as an incredible amalgamation (ooh, good word, right?) of Malay, Chinese, and Indian food traditions, with Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese and Middle Eastern influences.

Basically, it’s like all of my wildest dreams came true.

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Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!

Alright, it’s about time I shared this super easy recipe with you so you can recreate it at home.

Here’s the Recipe!

Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay Recipe

Paired with a sweet and sour dipping sauce, this Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay will keep you coming back for more!
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 8 hrs
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 8 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 300kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound petite sirloin steaks - cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon Malaysian Hot Chili Sambal
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

  • Toss the beef pieces with ¼ cup of the hot chili sambal. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours.
  • Soak 4 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning. Thread the beef pieces onto the wooden skewers.
  • Make the dipping sauce by combining 1 tablespoon sambal with the fish sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Heat a greased grill pan over medium high heat until nearly smoking. Cook the beef skewers for 60-90 seconds, then use tongs to turn them over. Cook for another 60-90 seconds before removing from the grill pan.
  • Serve the beef skewers hot with a side of dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Fiery Malaysian Beef Satay Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
300
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
104
mg
35
%
Sodium
 
469
mg
20
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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Comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I’ve got a vacant spot on my list of 101 Small Plate recipes that this is going to fill. Delicious!