This recipe is going to surprise those who know me well. As a rule, I don’t care for coconut and curry. Odd, I know, since these are flavors that most adults crave. But not for me. We all have our quirks, right? I decided it was time to try some new recipes and see if I could change that. And you know what I discovered? I like curry paste and coconut milk. Never thought I would say that. Never say never, right?
My husband, who enjoys both coconut and curry, was thrilled when I served this Beef Satay with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce for dinner one night. The beef has a great Asian marinade filled with ginger, soy, garlic, and cilantro. Grill the skewers and serve it with the creamy peanut butter sauce. Absolutely divine. Add as much curry as you like to turn up the heat, but I kept the fire minimal since I was making it family-friendly (and, to be honest, cultivating my own taste for curry.)
Another great thing about this recipe? It can be a main dish or an appetizer. Serve it with brown rice and roasted carrots and you have a great weeknight meal. Add it to a party menu, and you have a fabulous appetizer! It’s filling but not heavy, and you can easily substitute chicken for the beef. Dishes that I can serve as an appetizer or a main dish are always a hit with me!