Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Recipe 4 Chicken Satay

Recipe #4 Jan 21, 2011 Amazon.com Review The follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Deceptively Delicious goes beyond purees and kids’ foods to make family mealtime more delicious, more wholesome, and simpler than ever. In her bestselling book Deceptively Delicious, Jessica Seinfeld inspired millions of parents to improve their kids’ eating habits by giving everyday classics a nutritional boost with hidden vegetable purees. Now in Double Delicious!, she’s turned her attention to the whole family. Here are more of her easy, imaginative recipes that use the power of purees to make everything healthier, from a hearty Turkey Meatloaf to an irresistible Tiramisu. Again, she’s raised the bar nutritionally and eliminated unnecessary sugar and fat, boosted fiber and nutrients, and cut way back on sodium to bring us more healthful food with fantastic flavor.

My Mom bought Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook "Double Delicious". After looking through it and seeing many recipes I'd like to try, I decided to start off with Chicken Satay. This recipe called for sweet potato puree to be added to the sauce. I decided to do a whole batch of sweet potato puree to freeze for future recipes since I was going to all the trouble. This recipe is Thai inspired-a peanutty dipping sauce to serve with the chicken skewers. We all loved it, except youngest DS who didn't care for the dipping sauce, only the chicken, which he dipped in ranch dressing-of course We give this recipe an A, for both taste and easy to prepare. I served this chicken dish with Sauted' Cabbage (a Barefoot Contessa recipe). Yummy! CHICKEN SATAY INGREDIENTS
Sauce: 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup lite coconut milk (I used cream of coconut) 1/4 cup sweet potato puree 3 T. peanut butter 2 T. soy sauce 2 T. lime juice Skewers: 1-1/2 boneless, skinless chicken breast 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. garlic powder 1/4 t. pepper 1/4 t. paprika 2 T. olive oil Skewers 1. Chop garlic; in food processor, mix together .remaining ingredients for sauce. Set aside. 2. Cut chicken into 1 inch wide strips and thread on skewers. Sprinkle with seasonings. 3. Warm olive oil in skillet. Cook chicken skewers 7-8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Transfer to platter & serve with dipping sauce.

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