Learn to make these delicious and authentic Thai style satays at home with our easy to follow recipe. A succulent plate of chicken or pork satay flavored with this excellent marinade of lemongrass, galagal, and other herbs and spices, and some of our sweet peanut sauce are sure to be a hit at your next party. Satays make an excellent appetizer or as a walking around food: No forks required!

Servings: 6 – 10 Prep time: 30 Minutes Cooking time: 10 Minutes Ready in: 45 Minutes

Ingredient List:

3 Pounds Pork Tenderloin (or chicken breast, sliced into thin strips)
1 Cup Coconut Milk
2 Tablespoons Galangal (roughly chopped)
2 Tablespoons Lemon grass (roughly chopped)
1 Tablespoon Coriander Root (roughly chopped)
1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
1 teaspoon Cumin (whole cumin seeds)
1/2 teaspoon White Peppercorns
2 teaspoons Turmeric powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt


1: Slice the meat into long strips about 1/4 inch thick.

2: Chop the galangal, lemongrass, and coriander root into small pieces.

3: Grind the peppercorns, cumin seeds, and coriander seeds into a fine powder using a mortar and pestle. Then add the herbs from step 2 and continue grinding until you get a soft pulp.

4: Whisk the coconut milk, sugar, salt, turmeric powder and salt together with the herbs and spices. Poor it over the meat and marinate for 3 hours.

5: Thread the meat strips onto bamboo skewers and barbecue for 1 – 2 minutes on each side. Serve with sweet peanut or cucumber dipping sauce.

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Learn to make this and many more great Thai food dishes the way they are served here at our restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Visit us now at to download our free Thai cook book.


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