Saturday, March 21, 2009

my dad's version of satay

having given you a version of pretend satay sauce yesterday, i thought i'd give you a version of pretend satay today.
my dad never cooked much. this isn't to say he didn't know how, but he just never did. this was something he concocted when he did. for me, this is comfort food because it has memories of my dad with it. i love my dad.

a splash of oil
1 onion, cut into eight wedges
a piece of skirt steak, sliced across the grain, sprinkled with a little salt
1 or 2 tomatoes cut into wedges
pineapple pieces
some satay sauce, according to your liking

heat the oil in a frypan over high heat.
throw in the onions and give them a good toss around every so often. you want them to have a little colour here and there. set aside.
put in another splash of oil in the frypan, again over high heat. pop in the slices of meat to cover the pan evenly and allow to colour on one side for about a minute. flip it over and brown the other side. set aside. the meat should be golden outside, but undercooked.
in the same frypan, again over high heat, return the onions and add the tomatoes, pineapple and satay sauce. once fully heated and boiling (and no doubt splattering, so have a lid handy), add the meat, give it a good stir and remove from the heat and serve with plain rice and vegetables.

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