Cocktail-sized Beef Satay

Beef Satay For A Cocktail Party

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 3
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 12 strips fatty beef (sold as yakiniku-cut beef, the strips are the size of bacon rashers)
  • 12 bamboo cocktail skewers

For the marinade

For the peanut dipping sauce

  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 half-inch knob ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 pinch chili flakes (optional)
  • salt to taste


  • Thread one strip of beef with one skewer. Repeat until all the beef and skewers have been used. Arrange the skewered beef in a single layer in a container.
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade. Brush on the beef. Turn the skewered beef over and brush on the opposite side. Cover the container and leave the meat to marinate. With such thin slices of beef, it doesn't take long for them to soak up the flavors in the marinade.
  • In a small saucepan, mix all the ingredients for the sauce with about 1/4 cup of hot water. Bring to the boil. Simmer gently for a minute, stirring to make sure the peanut butter does not settle to the bottom of the pan. Turn off the heat and leave to infuse.
  • Heat your grill. Grill the beef over high heat for two to three minutes per side.
  • Arrange the beef satay on a plate with dipping sauce on the side.


You may optionally strain the sauce before serving.