Grilled Beef Satay

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Grilled Beef Satay

Why This Recipe Works

In the hands of American cooks, satay often comes out thick and chewy or overly marinated and mealy. To return this dish to its streetwise roots, we sliced beefy-flavored flank steak thinly across the grain and threaded it onto bamboo skewe...

Why This Recipe Works

In the hands of American cooks, satay often comes out thick and chewy or overly marinated and mealy. To return this dish to its streetwise roots, we sliced beefy-flavored flank steak thinly across the grain and threaded it onto bamboo skewers. To add flavor, we used an aromatic basting sauce consisting of authentic Thai ingredients, rather than the overtenderizing marinade used in many recipes. And to ensure that the quick-cooking beef achieved a burnished exterior, we corralled the coals in an aluminum pan in the center of the grill to bring them closer to the meat.

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Skewered and WrappedSeason 13, Ep. 1320

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Beef Satay. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top picks for sauté pans in the Equipment Corner. An...