These Thai skewers are a favorite of many and such an easy summer snack to serve while waiting for the main dish to finish up.
Yield: 6 to 8 Skewers
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon minced garlic
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ pound skinless, boneless, chicken breasts, sliced diagonally against the grain into 2-inch-wide strips
*Wood skewers, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
Spicy Peanut Sauce
-Whisk together the fish sauce, sugar, curry powder, turmeric, garlic, coriander, cumin, salt, coconut milk, and canola oil.
-Add the chicken to the mixture and marinate for 30 minutes.
-Thread chicken onto the skewers. Season with salt.
-Grill the chicken on a well oiled grill pan over high heat, to sear, or on an outdoor grill over a nice bed of embers until it has a crispy outside but is still tender and opaque inside, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. The meat should not be pink inside.
-Serve with the spicy peanut sauce.