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Pork Saté with Peanut-Mirin Sauce

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Prep time 45 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 4 teaspoons sauce)
Skewers of marinated meat called satés are a popular street food in Indonesia. Mirin is a sweet, low-alcohol rice wine found in the Asian foods section of many supermarkets.

Ingredients

  • Pork:
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 16 (4-inch-long) strips
  • Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Remaining ingredient:
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 232
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 7.7 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 24.9 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 63 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 589 mg
  • calcium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

  2. To prepare pork, combine first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until smooth. Add pork to bowl; toss well to coat. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

  3. To prepare sauce, combine 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar and next 6 ingredients (through chile), stirring with a whisk. Stir in peanuts.

  4. Thread 2 pork pieces lengthwise onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers. Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with sauce.