This video recipe for Beef Satay is the sixth in a series of videos I'm doing with grass-fed beef from Steve Normanton, focusing on how to cook the various cuts. This time I had some lovely looking sirloin tip to work with, and being in the mood for something Thai-ish, I decided to try some beef satay.
This video recipe is really more about the marinade than the meat, as this will work with almost any cut of beef. If you want to splurge, you can use tenderloin, which is super-tender, and really is a nice choice. If you're on the other end of the luxury meat spectrum, you can use a cheap cut like rump steak, or you can split the difference and use something in the middle, like this sirloin tip.
I'll sacrifice a little tenderness for flavor any day, and as long as you slice nice and thin, against the grain, you can't go wrong. As I show in the video, I like to put lots of meat on the skewer, so I can caramelize the surface without having to worry about the lean, grass-fed beef drying out.
All the ingredients, some of which may sound exotic, should be fairly easy to find in any large, higher-end grocery store. By the way, these skewers can be done with chicken or pork, and I can personally verify they are just as delicious. Enjoy!
2 pounds thinly sliced beef
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh very finely minced or pureed lemongrass
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice