By Alma Schneider

It’s the offseason, and football is still months away. But the weather is starting to warm up, and there will be plenty of other opportunities for tailgating.

With change in the air, it’s the perfect time to introduce some new flavors into your tailgate. Tailgate Fan can help. Try out this fabulous beef satay recipe, to move beyond the typical cheeseburger or steak.

Ingredients (skewers):

* 1 pound raw beef, sliced into thin 1″ X 4″ slices

* 6″ wooden skewers or metal grill skewers

Ingredients (sauce):

* 1 1/2 – 2 cans coconut milk

* 3 tablespoons red curry paste (available in Asian section of most supermarkets)

* 4 tablespoons white or brown sugar

* 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

* 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce, more to taste (available in Asian section of most supermarkets)

* Juice of 1 lime

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 2/3 cup peanut butter

* 1 teaspoon canola oil for frying

Instructions (skewers):

1. Soak metal grill skewers or 6″ wooden skewers in water for at least 1/2 hour (so they don’t burn).

2. Slide skewers through the center of the sliced beef at least halfway up so the stick does not fall out.

3. Grill skewers at a high heat, flipping over skewers halfway through cooking process. (Note: time depends on how thick the beef slices are and how well done you like them.)

Instructions (sauce):

1. Fry the red curry paste in a little oil for about a minute.

2. Add 1/2 the coconut milk and cook on high about 10 minutes.

3. Add everything except the peanut butter and reduce sauce for about 10 minutes on a low flame.

4. Add the peanut butter and cook for a few more minutes.

5. Serve with beef skewers.

Find more tasty recipes for your next tailgate.

Alma Schneider is a licensed Clinical Social Worker helping individuals overcome their psychological and practical obstacles to cooking and parenting on her blog and consulting business, Take Back the Kitchen. She is a native New Yorker transplanted to the suburbs with her husband, four children and loving yet stubborn Beagle Shiloh.


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