Satay-day night fever…

Hubby was up and out early to work this morning, he try,s not to work weekends, but being self employed has its draw backs sometimes 😟 The weather is foul, blowing a hoolie and raining, all 4 cats are tucked up in bed and looks like that’s them for the day.

Tonight I will be making Chicken satay with salad and wraps. I,ll start by making the Satay sauce in the Thermomix, based on this recipe, with a few tweaks.

I started by peeling 1 medium onion and cut into 4, peel a fat clove of garlic and add onion and garlic to bowl, chop for a minute on speed 4 for 30 seconds to a minute, check to see if it’s all finely chopped, scrape bowl down and add a glug of olive oil and cook for 3 minutes, heat 100 speed 2. If you like it hot add chillies at this stage and cook with the onion and garlic.

Then add 150g of peanut butter, smooth or crunchy depending on preference and add 165ml coconut milk, 10g each of soy sauce, lemon juice, a teaspoon on brown sugar and a couple of shakes of your favourite hot sauce (optional) cook for 3 minutes on heat 100 speed 2 and it’s done – taste and add what you think it needs, this is down to personal taste.


I then put into a bowl and leave in the fridge to let the flavours mix, you might find that some oil comes to the top, you can pour this off or mix back in when reheating.  This makes a large amount, so I split it into 3 portions and freeze a couple – this works well with meats and veggies, guess you could do with fish and shellfish, but I never have.


I marinate the chopped boneless chicken thighs in oil, chicken stock cube and lemon juice, this can either be panfried, oven baked or griddled. I oven baked it.


Add some warm wraps, crunchy salad, and your all set. Who needs takeaway 😇

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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