This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by famous and also anonymous cooks
1 lb Combination of boneless chicken, beef and pork
3 tb Oil
1 Stalk fresh lemon grass
3 Cloves garlic
1/2 ts Seeded and finely chopped red chili peppers
1 tb Curry powder
1 ts Sugar or honey
1/2 To 1 tsp. fish sauce or 1/4 tsp. salt Sa-teh Sauce (recipe -follows) Cucumber Sauce (recipe-follows)
1/4 c Oil
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1/2 To 1 tsp. ground dried red chili peppers
3 Kaffir lime leaves
1/2 ts Curry powder
1 tb Chopped fresh lemon grass
1 c Coconut milk
1/2 c Milk
1 2-inch cinnamon stick
3 Bay leaves
2 ts Tamarind paste
1 To 3 Tbs. fish sauce
3 tb Dark brown sugar
3 tb Lemon juice
1 c Chunky peanut butter
1 Cucumber (preferably Japanese)
5 tb Sugar
1 c Boiling water
1/2 c White vinegar
1 ts Salt
3 To 5 red chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped
3 Shallots, finely chopped
6 To 8 sprigs Chinese parsley (for garnish) Cut chicken, beef and pork thinly into
2 inch strips. In a food processor or blender, combine oil, lemon grass, garlic, red chili peppers, curry powder sugar and fish sauce; blend until smooth. Pour over chicken and meat; marinate for 2 hours. Thread meat onto skewers and barbecue or broil, turning occasionally until cooked.
Serve with Sa-teh Sauce and Cucumber Sauce.
Makes 4 servings. Heat oil in a skillet to medium-high heat and saute garlic, onion, chili peppers, kaffir lime leaves, curry powder and lemon grass for 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in coconut milk, milk, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, tamarind paste, fish sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and peanut butter; mix well. Reduce heat and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Be very careful sauce does not stick to bottom of pan. Thinly slice cucumber; arrange in a bowl. Dissolve sugar in boiling water; stir in white vinegar and salt. Pour sauce over cucumber slices. Sprinkle with red chile peppers and shallots. Chill. Garnish with Chinese parsley.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.
From: "Keo's Thai Cuisine" by Keo Sananikone. Hayward Daily Review. 7/1/90
From: Stephen Ceideburg July 27 1990.