Fiery Beef Satay Skewers Recipe - Authentic Indonesian Delight

Fiery Beef Satay Skewers

Fiery Beef Satay Skewers Recipe - Authentic Indonesian Delight
Region / culture: Indonesia | Preparation time: 20 minutes to 24 hours | Cooking time: 10 to 12 minutes | Servings: 4


Fiery Beef Satay Skewers
Fiery Beef Satay Skewers

Fiery Beef Satay Skewers are a delicious and spicy dish that is perfect for grilling. The combination of tender beef and flavorful marinade makes these skewers a crowd-pleaser at any barbecue or gathering.


Satay skewers originated in Indonesia and are typically made with marinated meat that is grilled or barbecued. The skewers are often served with a peanut sauce for dipping. This recipe puts a fiery twist on the traditional satay skewers by adding chili powder to the marinade for an extra kick of heat.


Meat Base


How to prepare

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a large, shallow bowl.
  2. Remove and reserve 0.5 cup of the marinade for basting. Cut the beef steak into 1.5 inch cubes.
  3. Add the beef to the remaining marinade in the bowl and toss to coat.
  4. Cover and marinate the beef in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to 24 hours.
  5. Remove the beef from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  6. Thread the beef and green onion pieces alternately onto four 12" metal skewers. Place the skewers on the grill over medium, ash-covered coals.
  7. Grill the skewers, uncovered, for about 10 to 12 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, basting frequently with the reserved 0.5 cup of marinade and turning occasionally.
  8. Serve the skewers hot, plain, or with other dishes.


  • Substitute chicken or pork for the beef for a different flavor profile.
  • Add extra chili powder or hot sauce for an even spicier dish.
  • Use different vegetables, such as bell peppers or mushrooms, on the skewers for added variety.


  1. Place skewers on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil about 14 to 16 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, basting frequently with 0.5 cup marinade and turning once.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to marinate the beef for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavors to fully penetrate the meat.

- Baste the skewers frequently with the reserved marinade while grilling to keep the meat moist and flavorful.

- Use metal skewers for grilling to prevent them from burning or catching fire.

- Serve the skewers hot off the grill for the best flavor and texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fiery Beef Satay Skewers with a side of steamed rice and a fresh salad for a complete meal. They also pair well with grilled vegetables or a tangy slaw.

Cooking Techniques

Grilling is the best cooking technique for Fiery Beef Satay Skewers to achieve a smoky flavor and charred exterior. Make sure to preheat the grill and cook the skewers over medium heat for even cooking.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use regular mustard if you don't have country dijon-style mustard.

- Substitute lemon juice for lime juice if needed.

- Use fresh garlic instead of bottled minced garlic for a stronger flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the beef in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before grilling. This allows the flavors to develop even more and makes for a quick and easy meal prep.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the skewers on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of chili flakes for a pop of color. Serve with a side of dipping sauce for added flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

Fiery Beef Satay Skewers pair well with a cold beer or a fruity white wine, such as Riesling or Gewürztraminer. For a non-alcoholic option, try serving them with a refreshing iced tea or lemonade.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover skewers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the skewers on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fiery Beef Satay Skewers contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Fiery Beef Satay Skewers contains approximately 12 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fiery Beef Satay Skewers contains approximately 10 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fiery Beef Satay Skewers contains approximately 35 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fiery Beef Satay Skewers are a good source of iron, vitamin B12, and zinc.


This recipe contains soy and mustard, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Fiery Beef Satay Skewers are a high-protein dish that is relatively low in carbohydrates and fats. They are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, making them a nutritious choice for a meal.


Fiery Beef Satay Skewers are a flavorful and spicy dish that is perfect for grilling. With a tender meat base and a fiery marinade, these skewers are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or gathering. Serve them hot off the grill with a side of rice and vegetables for a complete meal that is both delicious and nutritious.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl, that I first learned how to make Fiery Beef Satay Skewers. I remember it like it was yesterday, the smell of the fragrant spices filling the kitchen as my grandmother guided me through each step of the recipe.

It all started when my grandmother, a well-known cook in our small village, received a visit from a traveler passing through. He was a man of exotic tastes and had sampled cuisines from all corners of the world. Intrigued by the flavors of our local dishes, he offered to share a recipe from his homeland in exchange for a taste of our traditional fare.

Curious and eager to learn, my grandmother invited the traveler into our humble home. As he sat at our kitchen table, he recounted tales of his travels and the many dishes he had sampled along the way. He spoke of Fiery Beef Satay Skewers, a popular street food in his homeland, and how the combination of tender beef, spicy marinade, and smoky char made it a favorite among locals.

Intrigued by the description, my grandmother asked the traveler to teach her how to make the dish. With a twinkle in his eye, he agreed and began to dictate the recipe to her. As she listened intently, I watched from the sidelines, eager to learn the secrets of this exotic dish.

The first step was to marinate the beef in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a blend of fiery spices. As the meat soaked up the flavors, the aroma filled the kitchen, making my mouth water in anticipation. Next, the beef was threaded onto skewers and grilled over an open flame, creating a mouthwatering char that added depth and complexity to the dish.

As the skewers cooked, the traveler shared stories of his adventures and the many dishes he had sampled along the way. I listened intently, hanging on his every word, as my grandmother tended to the skewers, turning them carefully to ensure they cooked evenly.

Finally, the skewers were cooked to perfection, the beef tender and juicy, with a delicious char that added a smoky depth to the dish. The traveler took a bite, savoring the bold flavors of the marinade and the succulent meat, and declared it to be a success.

Pleased with the results, my grandmother thanked the traveler for sharing his recipe and bid him farewell as he continued on his journey. As she cleaned up the kitchen, I asked her if she would teach me how to make Fiery Beef Satay Skewers. With a smile, she agreed, and we spent the rest of the afternoon cooking together, the memory of that day forever etched in my mind.

Since then, Fiery Beef Satay Skewers has become a favorite in our household, a dish that we often make for special occasions and family gatherings. Every time I cook it, I am reminded of that fateful day when a traveler passed through our village and shared a taste of his world with us.

And as I sit down to enjoy a plate of Fiery Beef Satay Skewers with my loved ones, I can't help but feel grateful for the memories and the flavors that have been passed down through the generations, a reminder of the power of food to bring people together and create lasting connections.


| Barbecue Recipes | Beef Recipes | Beef Sirloin Recipes | Dijon Mustard Recipes | Dinner Recipes | Green Onion Recipes | Indonesian Recipes | Lunch Recipes | Main Dish Meat Recipes | Main Dish Recipes | Meat Recipes | Skewer Recipes | Spice Recipes | World Recipes |

Recipes with the same ingredients