Mushroom Satay (Satay Het Hom)

8 ounces mushrooms, chinese presoaked
The marinade
1 teaspoon galangal finely chopped
1 teaspoon lemon grass finely chopped
1 teaspoon kaffir lime leaves finely chopped
2 each coriander root
4 small garlic cloves coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce, light
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon coriander ground
1 teaspoon cumin ground
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup coconut milk
The peanut sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon red curry paste
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons peanuts ground, roasted

Taking each mushroom as a rough circle cut towards centre in a spiral to make one long strip as if peeling an apple in one go.
Set aside.

THE MARINADE: In a mortar pound together the galangal, lemon grass, lime leaf, coriander roots and garlic to form a paste.
Place this in a mixing bowl and stir in all the other ingredients, mixing well.
Place all the mushroom strips in this marinade and leave for at least 30 minutes.
PEANUT SAUCE: In a wok or frying pan/skillet, heat the oil, add the curry paste and fry briefly until it blends with the oil.
Add the coconut milk, lower the heat and stir well until a rich red colour appears.
add the remaining ingredients, stirring constantly until a thick sauce is formed, and set aside.
Take the mushroom strips from the marinade and thread each one on to a satay stick.
Grill/broil until cooked through. Serve with the peanut sauce and fresh cucumber pickle.
Little triangles of toast may also be served for those who wish to mop up more sauce.

source: recipeland.com

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