Pork Satay with Sweet Sauce is a tantalizing dish that encapsulates the essence of Indonesian cuisine. This culinary creation features succulent pork pieces, marinated to perfection, threaded onto skewers, and then grilled or barbecued to achieve a delightful smoky flavor. The process of making Pork Satay with Sweet Sauce begins with selecting quality pork cuts, usually a combination of lean and slightly fatty portions to ensure a balance of tenderness and flavor. The pork pieces are then marinated in a mixture of spices, which often includes elements such as garlic, shallots, coriander, sweet sauce (kecap manis), and other spices. This marinade infuses the pork with aromatic undertones and enhances its natural taste. What truly distinguishes Pork Satay with Sweet Sauce is the exquisite sauce that accompanies the dish. The sweet sauce is typically prepared using a base of Indonesian sweet sauce (kecap manis), which lends a rich caramelized sweetness. To balance the sweetness, other ingredients like tamarind paste or lime juice are often added, providing a tangy contrast that cuts through the richness of the pork.
Blend all the Mashed Ingredients.
Add sweet sauce (kecap manis), soy sauce, tamarind water, and pepper.
Mix the blended ingredients with the pork meat, gently press the meat, and marinate for 30 minutes. Prepare the skewers, add 4-5 pieces of meat onto each skewer.
Add 3-4 tbsp of oil over medium heat on a non-stick pan. When it's hot enough, put the satay as shown in the photo. Don't forget to turn over the pork satay until it's cooked and browned.
Serve the Pork Satay accompanied by a drizzling of sweet sauce (kecap manis), a squeeze of lime, slices of shallots, and cayenne pepper.
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