Wanderfood Wednesday — Bali Sate Lilit

Posted by on Apr 8, 2010 in Bali, Sandbox Photography, Uncategorized | 22 comments

Here we are for another week of Wanderfood Wednesday kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick

Sate is Indonesia’s version of the kebab. The Balinese usually eat sate at a warung (traditional food stall) or from a push-cart on the street. Where ever they’re eaten you can be sure that they’ll be delicious.

These sate were made at Bumi Bali Cooking School in Ubud, and they are not your ordinary warung or push-cart variety. Lilit means to wind around, and these delicious morsels are prepared by winding the sate mixture around one end of a wooden or lemongrass stick.

Lilit sate are served at special religious ceremonies. The number of sate sticks in a bundle may represent a family’s caste or position in society. The more sticks the higher the position, with the highest number being reserved for the high priest (as many as 11).

They were easy to make and even easier to eat!
You can find out more about the Bumi Bali Cooking School here In the meantime you can try making these delicious morsels at home……………………………………

BALI SATE LILIT

1/2 lb. pork, chicken or duck
20 sate sticks or wooden chop sticks
4 hot chilies
3 shallots
3 cloves garlic
1 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1 1/2 tsp white peppercorns
1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp Coriander
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 of a candle nut
1 tsp shrimp paste
2 tsp salt
2 tbls palm sugar or brown sugar
1 cup coconut milk

Chop the meat into chunks and then blend it using on/off action so the meat is in shreds (not paste)
Blend all of the spices and mix them with the meat. Mix in the brown sugar and coconut milk. Wrap the mixture around one end of each stick. Bake/grill the sate for about ten minutes until meat is cooked.

Bon Appetit!

Yummy!


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22 Comments

  1. these look great! i’d love to go to a cooking school – thanks for the reicpe!

  2. these look great! i’d love to go to a cooking school – thanks for the reicpe!

  3. #Rebecca………….You are most welcome. Cooking schools are great fun. I can never get enough of them!

  4. #Rebecca………….You are most welcome. Cooking schools are great fun. I can never get enough of them!

  5. chicken sate is one of my husband’s absolute favorite dishes. Thankfully I really like it too, and can’t wait to try this recipe. We lived in Holland in the early 90s and were introduced then. Thanks for sharing. Oh – your photos are great too!

  6. chicken sate is one of my husband’s absolute favorite dishes. Thankfully I really like it too, and can’t wait to try this recipe. We lived in Holland in the early 90s and were introduced then. Thanks for sharing. Oh – your photos are great too!

  7. Hello,

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  8. @Margo……………Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for your lovely comment on my photos.

  9. @Margo……………Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for your lovely comment on my photos.

  10. This is simply divine. I have only had chicken sate once, in the U.S. It’s quite a difficult task to find it here in Italy. But now, with this recipe, I’ll be able to replicate the flavor! The lemongrass, on the other hand may be impossible to find…

    Thank you for your kind comment over at The Travel Belles it allowed me to find your wonderful blog and its enticing recipes and photos!

    Ciao,
    Eleonora

  11. This is simply divine. I have only had chicken sate once, in the U.S. It’s quite a difficult task to find it here in Italy. But now, with this recipe, I’ll be able to replicate the flavor! The lemongrass, on the other hand may be impossible to find…

    Thank you for your kind comment over at The Travel Belles it allowed me to find your wonderful blog and its enticing recipes and photos!

    Ciao,
    Eleonora

  12. Cooking school sounds like lots of fun. Great photos!

  13. Cooking school sounds like lots of fun. Great photos!

  14. Hello,

    Good Job!
    You have a very interesting blog with wonderful photos. I found it very good and I want to make a link exchange if you are wiling to.

    My page rank google is 4

    Title: Cyprus Holidays
    link: http://enjoycyprusholidays.net

    Let me know…if you are interested at [email protected]

    Have a nice day and good luck!

  15. @Eleonora……Please let me know how they turn out. Yes, the lemongrass can be hard to find, if you aren’t in Thailand or some other tropical country. Thank you for dropping by.

  16. @Eleonora……Please let me know how they turn out. Yes, the lemongrass can be hard to find, if you aren’t in Thailand or some other tropical country. Thank you for dropping by.

  17. @Ciprian……….Thank you for the lovely comment. I would love to do a link exchange and will email you privately.

  18. @Ciprian……….Thank you for the lovely comment. I would love to do a link exchange and will email you privately.

  19. Hello

    This sounds great. This recipe is actually quite surprising. We are used to seeing sate with sauce on top, not actually mixed into the meat. So, does the meat suck up all the coconut milk? I would worry that the mixture won’t stick to the lemongrass stalks… Or is it ok?

  20. Hello

    This sounds great. This recipe is actually quite surprising. We are used to seeing sate with sauce on top, not actually mixed into the meat. So, does the meat suck up all the coconut milk? I would worry that the mixture won’t stick to the lemongrass stalks… Or is it ok?

  21. @Fouad………….Thanks for dropping by. The key is to not over blend the meat. You want it in shreds, not a paste. That way it winds around the sticks or lemon grass very nicely.

  22. @Fouad………….Thanks for dropping by. The key is to not over blend the meat. You want it in shreds, not a paste. That way it winds around the sticks or lemon grass very nicely.

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