As the maiden recipe post for our Indonesian food program, I come across with simple Saté Telur Puyuh (Quail Egg Saté/Satay) recipe. In Indonesia, Saté is not only about grilled meat on a bamboo skewer. We love to call every food arranged on bamboo skewers (from meat to vegetables) as Saté ^^. Saté Telur Puyuh is one of popular side dishes in Indonesia that we can easily find them sold by street food hawkers to big restaurants. Saté Telur Puyuh is also traditional accompaniment to Soto Ayam (Javanese Chicken Soup). The kind of spice bases used for Saté Telur Puyuh itself are many - from the more complicated yellow/red spice bases to the super simple one just like the one I come up with today :D.
I also submit this post for another foodie event by Indonesian food bloggers, Masak Bareng Yuuk!!! (Let’s Cook Together!!!) with the theme “Food for Birthday Celebration”. As you can see from the pict above, I enjoy my Saté Telur Puyuh with a mini set of Tumpeng Rice with some other side dishes. The set I come up with is my very own humble and homey version, not like the common Indonesian festive one for celebrations. Tumpeng rice set is one of common traditional dishes prepared for celebrating birthday in Indonesia. For the Tumpeng (the cone-molded steamed rice) is mostly made of Nasi Kuning (Indonesian Yellow Fragrant Rice) or sometimes Nasi Gurih (Savory and Fragrant Rice). In my post case, I come up with the latter :D. I made this mini Tumpeng set for celebrating my aunt’s birthday some months ago. She loved what I made for her and enjoyed my very humble gift of simple everyday cooking for her birthday :D. For the quail egg saté/satay, I used the basic spice for Semur (Indonesian sweet soy sauce based stew).
Sate Telur Puyuh
(Quail Egg Sate/Satay)
24 quail eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
2 cloves garlic, ground
3 shallots, ground
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2-3 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
250 ml water
Salt (and sugar) to taste
Cooking oil to saute
Some Bamboo skewers
1. Saute ground shallot and garlic until fragrant.
2. Add in water, ground white pepper and nutmeg, sweet soy sauce, salt and sugar. Stir well.
3. When the water is heating, add in quail eggs and cook the eggs over low medium heat until you get brownish color on the eggs.
4. When it’s done, turn off the heat and cool down the eggs.
5. Arrange the eggs on bamboo skewers (3-4 eggs for each skewer).
6. Enjoy! ^^