Indonesian Grilled Lamb With Peanut Sauce Recipe

Indonesian Grilled Lamb With Peanut Sauce

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Ingredients

Also known as Indonesian Lamb Satay

  1. 500 gr lamb chops
  2. 4 tbsp Indonesian sweet soy sauce
  3. 2 tsp salt
Peanut Sauce:
  1. 1/2 cup fried peanuts
  2. 150 gr cane sugar
  3. 3 cloves garlic
  4. 3 red chilies (or according to your taste)
  5. 3 lime leaves
  6. 1/2 cup water
  7. 1 tsp salt (or according to your taste)

Additional extras when served:
A drizzle of Indonesian sweet soy sauce and fried shallots

How to make Indonesian Grilled Lamb With Peanut Sauce


  1. Cut the lamb to bite-size chunks
  2. Marinate the lamb with salt and Indonesian sweet soy sauce for about 30-45 min.
  3. Put the lamb chunks on to bamboo skewers
  4. Grill the lamb until it turns golden brown

Peanut Sauce:

  1. Grind the peanuts, garlics, red chilies, and cane sugar in a mortar (or you can use a blender) until smooth
  2. Add water gradually until it forms the consistency you want
  3. Preheat a pan with a dribble of vegetable oil
  4. Heat the sauce, add salt and lime leaves 
  5. Cook until it boils

Serve the lamb satay with peanut sauce and a drizzle of Indonesian sweet soy sauce and some fried shallots

fishandkat
Question from the Chef

“What's your favorite way to cook with lamb?”

  • muttoneer
    muttoneer says

    This looks lovely.

  • fishandkat
    fishandkat says

    Thank you :) It's a nice variation of grilled lamb. You could ditch the chillies if you don't like spicy flavours :)

  • muttoneer
    muttoneer says

    I can handle some spice... but I've been reduced to tears and water-gulping by satay before. Maybe one chili?

  • fishandkat
    fishandkat says

    Sure. This dish definitely loves some kick in the sauce :)

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