Sate with homemade peanut sauce

A twist on the classic chicken satay with the best homemade peanut sauce.

1 kg of beef bavette
chilli pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
salt and pepper

2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
chilli pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons ketjap manis
250ml coconut milk
1 tablespoon sugar
100g peanut butter

Cut the bavette into long strips. Mix in a bowl with the chilli, garlic, soy sauce, some salt and pepper. Set aside.

Make the sauce. Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons sunflower oil and sweat the shallots for 3 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for another 1 minute. Add the ketjap manis and reduce lightly. Add the coconut milk and sugar and bring to a boil.

Turn off the heat and add the peanut butter, mixing well. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water to thin the sauce.

Thread bavette the pieces on skewers and grill them in a grill pan for several minutes. They must remain pink inside.

Heat the peanut sauce. Serve spooned over with beef satay and micro herbs and crispy onions.

The 'Lachende Pinda'

We paid a visit the Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek yesterday and were struck by a stall called The 'Lachende Pinda' (the laughing peanut). Tamara is originally an artist but found a passion for cooking and produces the most delicious home made Indonesian delicacies.

She also gives table d'hôte dinners in her studio for those looking for that home-cooked, authentic Indonesian meal. A great way for locals and visitors to the city to meet.

We tasted her peanut soup and it was absolutely delicious! Not only are her products good, but we loved her enthusiastic personality and the passion she has for what she does.

For more information, visit tamaratantico.