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A delicious Balinese pork satay recipe, served with stir fried asparagus & a super simple peanut butter dipping sauce
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course easy dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 2 People


Pork Satay

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 banana shallot finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp kecap manis
  • 2 tsp black pepper coarsely ground
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves finely sliced
  • 500 g pork tenderloin cut into 1" medallions

Simple Peanut Butter Sauce

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 banana shallot finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely crushed
  • 1 red birdseye chilli finely sliced
  • 100g smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tsp kecap manis
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 80 g coconut milk
  • Water as required

Other ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus spears sliced, woody ends removed
  • Thai basil, toasted peanuts & lime wedges to serve


  • For the pork satay - Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat & gently sweat shallots until golden. Once cooked, tip into mixing bowl with garlic, soy, kecap manis, pepper & lime leaves. Mix thoroughly then add pork and stir well. Marinate for at least ten minutes.
  • For the peanut sauce - in a small pan on a low heat, sweat shallots & garlic until golden, stir in chilli and sweat for another minute. Tip into bowl. Add peanut butter, kecap manis & lime juice. Stir thoroughly, then add coconut milk. Whisk into smooth sauce. You can loosen the sauce with a little water if required (some peanut butters are stiffer than others). 
  • Heat a griddle pan or barbecue to medium high heat. Thread marinated pork onto skewers. Grill skewers for 8-10 minutes, flipping every minute or two, until cooked through. Allow to rest.
  • Finally, in a large frying pan heat remaining oil and stir fry asparagus for 2-3 minutes until vibrant and tender. Pour in any leftover pork marinade and sizzle for a couple of minutes until piping hot. Serve kebabs and asparagus with peanut sauce and finished with herbs, toasted peanuts & lime wedges.  
Keyword Asparagus, Chilli, Kecap manis, Peanut, Pork Tenderloin