Have some fun with your kids in the kitchen! They’ll be delighted to mix the colours and make funny shapes, and they’ll enjoy eating the final result even more – whether it’s sweet or savoury!
Super-easy chicken satay skewers
16 wide flat bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 1 hour
thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, grated
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp palm sugar, grated
1 tsp peanut or sesame oil
1 tsp salt
400g chicken mince
100g thin rice noodles, soaked in boiling water and drained well
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced, to serve
3 radishes, sliced, to serve
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, to serve
Using a food processor or mortar and pestle, make a paste with the onion, ginger, chilli, turmeric, sugar, oil and salt. In a bowl, work the paste into the chicken mince until well combined.
Take a small, egg-sized amount of the mixture and wrap it around one-third of the bamboo stick, pressing the mixture firmly onto the stick. It can be tricky at first but you’ll get the knack of it after a few. Continue until all the mixture has been used.
Cook the satay in a pan, on a barbecue or under a hot grill, turning to cook all over.
Serve with rice noodles, chopped cucumber and radish, peanuts and peanut sauce.