Great for a party or an appetizer for sheva berachot.


  • 1½ pounds tender beef, cut against grain into ½-inch thick slices
  • 1½ pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut against grain into ½-inch slices
  • charcoal, for grilling
  • 24 bamboo skewers
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground coriander, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes. Light fire in grill. While charcoal is heating, mix marinade ingredients together. Skewer meat or chicken and place in a long pan. Marinate 20-30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. When coals are hot, grill skewers for 3–4 minutes on each side. Grilling time may vary, so watch skewers closely.

Serves 24 as an appetizer, or 12 as a main dish.

Note: Meats can also be grilled under broiler in the oven.

Peanut Sauce For Satay

This peanut sauce adds a wonderful flavor to chicken or beef satay.

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste, optional
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Serves 12-24.

Note: If using unsalted peanut butter, add ¼ teaspoon salt.