The January 2010 DC challenge was hosted by Cuppy of Cuppylicious and she chose a delicious Thai-inspired recipe for Pork Satay from the book 1000 Recipes by Martha Day.
I've been doing a lot of raving about Thai food lately. Add one more recipe to the pile! We don't eat pork, and I've made and loved chicken satay in the past, so the obvious choice for this month's challenge was beef. We had some tofu left over and a vegetarian friend joining us for dinner, so I made tofu satay as well.
I chose the "long" version of the marinade, but it couldn't have been easier: I just threw a few ingredients in the food processor and spun it around. I also made the peanut sauce recipe that Cuppy provided us with. It was delicious, and much milder (in a good way) than my other go-to peanut sauce recipe.
While we definitely enjoyed this recipe (just like every other Thai-inspired cooking adventure), I wouldn't necessarily say it was a true challenge for me. Not sure if that means my skills have improved that much (whoa!) or that this Daring recipe was just a basic technique designed to show us some new tricks. Still, I always appreciate a chance to try a new version of something I've made before. I don't often get the chance to make the same thing twice, and it was fun to compare this to the satay I've made in the past. For the recipe, head on over to The Daring Kitchen. Thanks to Cuppy for your gracious hostess-ing!