Beef Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Beef Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Serves 4


  • 600 g ribeye or sirloin steak, trimmed of all fat and sinew

  • 24 bamboo satay sticks, soaked in water


  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp clear honey

  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes

  • 2 tsp sesame oil

  • Juice and finely shredded zest of half lime


  • 160 ml canned coconut milk

  • 4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (buy a good quality, preferably organic one)

  • 1 tsp chopped red chilli

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • Juice of half lime

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped spring onion

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • Basmati rice or crispy rice noodles to serve

Cooking Method

  1. Mix together all the marinade ingredients in a bowl big enough to hold the steak. Slice the steak into long strips, 1cm wide and tip into the marinade, making sure all is well coated. Set aside while you prepare the dipping sauce.
  2. Put all the sauce ingredients, except the lime juice, into a small saucepan but don’t heat yet. Chop up the onion and coriander and set aside.
  3. Set the grill to its highest setting. Thread the beef in wiggly shapes onto the soaked skewers. If you are serving rice, start cooking it now, then when the grill is ready, grill the skewers in a single layer, turning two or three times until they look browned and sticky, brush with remaining marinade when turning.
  4. Gently heat the pan with the sauce ingredients, stirring constantly until melted thickened and hot, do not boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice. Taste, and if you’d like it saltier, add a little more soy sauce, a couple of drops at a time. Transfer to a serving bowl.


Serving suggestions

Serve the satay with a sprinkling of chopped coriander and spring onion and the dipping sauce, and rice or crispy noodles (maybe a tomato and onion salad would counteract the richness).

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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