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    Chicken Satay with Thai Cucumber Salad

    Chicken satay is a popular Thai dish which, when made in the traditional way, involves many ingredients and plenty of effort. Using an authentic prepared version leaves more time to concentrate on a fresh-tasting, crunchy cucumber salad to go with it.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 8


    • 4 x 250g packs Waitrose Chicken Satay Kebabs (6 kebabs per pack)
    • 1 large cucumber
    • 1 red onion, halved and finely sliced
    • 1-2 salad onions, finely shredded
    • ½ x 20g pack fresh mint, leaves only
    • 20g pack fresh coriander, leaves only
    • For the dressing
    • Zest and juice of 1 lime
    • 2 tbsp Blue Dragon Thai Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce
    • 1 tsp Bart Spices Thai Fish Sauce


    1. Reheat the satay according to pack instructions.
    2. Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to cut the cucumber in half lengthways. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds and discard. Cut the cucumber into 3mm slices. Place in a bowl with the red onion and salad onion.
    3. Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the cucumber and onions and mix well. Cover and place in the fridge for up to 3 hours, or until ready to serve.
    4. Just before serving, roughly chop two thirds of the mint and all of the coriander. Mix into the salad, together with the remaining whole mint leaves.
    5. Serve the hot satay on a bed of cucumber salad with the satay sauce (provided with the satay) for dipping.

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    Cook's tips

    Transport the salad in a well-sealed container and chop and add the herbs at the last minute (they will discolour after chopping if not used immediately). Cook the satay at the party.

    Drinks recommendation

    Leasingham Magnus Riesling, Clare Valley, S Australia, £7.99. The spicy, slightly sweet flavours of both starters need a ripe, limey, mandarin-fruited white such as this New World Riesling.


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