Sate Ayam Madura

(Madura Chicken Satay)

- 7 Shallots
- 10 Candle nuts
- 8 Garlic cloves
- Bamboo skewers (as needed)
- 7 lbs. (3.5kg) Chicken (cut into 1" cubes)
- 1 cup (250ml) Water
- 1/4 cup (62ml) Oil
- Salt (as needed)
- 2 cups (500ml) Sweet soy sauce
- 2 Red peppers
- 16 Birdseye chilis (optional)
- 2 lbs. (1kg) Roasted Peanuts (ground to a paste)
- 1/4 cup (62ml) Lime juice


1.Ground shallot, garlic, candle nut, Holland red pepper, and birdseye chilis to a fine paste.
2.Heat oil in a saucepan then saute the paste until fragrant.
3.Add ground peanuts, 1 cup sweet soy sauce, salt and water.
4.Mix well and slowly bring to a boil.
5.Remove saucepan from heat and add lime juice.
Cool to room temperature.
6.Impale chicken pieces on bamboo skewers until 3/4 full.
7.Marinate chicken satay for at least 2 hours with a quarter of the sauce and 1 cup of sweet soy sauce.
8.Sprinkle salt to satay before grilling.
9.Grill satay for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally.

Tip: Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 1/2 hour so they don't burn. Use chicken thighs for best flavor and texture.

Serve satay with sauce and rice.

Condiments: sliced onions or shallots, birdseye chilis, limes.