Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

I was looking for this on my blog the other day…. I wanted to make it for dinner.

I couldn’t find it.

It’s been on my website for years but apparently I never bothered to post it on my blog.

I am correcting that

For a hotter dish you could add crushed red pepper, Asian chili sauce or even Tabasco to the marinade and/or the peanut sauce.

The recipe, Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, has been updated, nutrition information added, and re-posted here: Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce.

The beans have started….

Well, they started a few weeks ago, actually, but a bit slowly.

I had a few purple-speckled heirloom seeds left from last year that planted about a three foot section. They’ve been producing enough for dinner every three days or so.

I planted the rest of the two rows in a flat bean variety that I bought locally.

This is the first picking.

It’s almost three kilos (about 6.5 pounds).

Why, you may ask, did I plant so many?

I plant the same every year. Sometimes I get inundated, sometimes I get nothing, sometimes it’s just right.


This year it’s a deluge.

Except for the tomatoes, which have late blight.

It’s the 4th of August and that paltry few tomatoes is my entire harvest to date of my 17 tomato plants.

I am cautiously optimistic that my Herculean efforts to save my plants may result in a few more ripe tomatoes.

On that note….. I spent a bit of time on the internet researching tomato blight to find out what, if anything, I could do to salvage my harvest. My findings were not encouraging. I have been removing all of the infected bits every day and spraying with Bouillie Bordelaise and hoping for warm sunshine.


I was very surprised when, in answer to my search query I found a post on Martha Stewart’s blog.

I wasn’t surprised that I found a post on the subject, I was delighted, thinking that I had found the answer. I mean, it was Martha Stewart!

What surprised me was what she said.

She said that tomato blight was very serious and usually destroyed the entire crop in as little as 10 days.

That was it.

No little tricks to try or homemade remedies to use or anything at all to do to combat it.

I was very disappointed…..

Apparently, I’m on my own in this fight.

But I have a lot of beans.

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3 thoughts on “Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce”

  1. Your satay and peanut sauce is not unsimilar to ours. (J’adore satay!!) But we’ve never had green beans like those. And they look brilliant. Thank you!

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