Indonesian Chicken Satays
Classic Indonesian fare, satays (or satés) are skewers of broiled or grilled marinated meat or fish. This flexible recipe works with tofu or chicken. If serving a group with some vegetarians and some meat eaters, prepare 12 ounces of chicken and 10 1/2 ounces of tofu and marinate separately.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 up to 1 day ahead.
Equipment: Six 12-inch skewers
Ingredient Note: Kecap manis is a thick, palm sugar-sweetened soy sauce. It's used as a flavoring, marinade or condiment in Indonesian cooking. Find it in Asian food markets or online at importfood.com.
To substitute for kecap manis, whisk 2 tablespoons molasses with 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce.
People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.
3 lean meat, 2 fat