Balinese Satay Lilit and Sambal Matah Recipes are below

Steve was fortunate enough to meet the Sigit Purwanto who is the Executive Chef at The Amnaya Resort, Kuta in Bali, Indonesia.

They thought it would be fun to film a recipe together and of course it had to be the Balinese Classic Satay Lilit with a delicious Sambal Matah on the side.

Watch the full Video Tutorial

How to make Sambal Matah
Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Delicious Balinese Satay Lilit
A delicious plate of Balinese Satay Lilt served with Sambal Matah
  • Green Chilies
  • Shallots
  • Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • Terasi Udang / Shrimp Paste
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Red Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  1. First you will need to bruise the lemongrass with the back of your knife and then finely slice it. Next finely slice the shallots and place into a small mixing bowl with the lemongrass
  2. Take the red pepper and cut into Brunoise or finely dice and add to the mixing bowl
  3. Chiffonade or finely slice the Kaffir Lime Leaves, place into the bowl and then slice the hot green chilies with the seeds and add with the other raw ingredients
  4. In a hot skillet add some coconut oil and fry the shrimp paste for about 30 seconds just to infuse with the oil. Then pour the hot oil and shrimp paste over the raw ingredients. Use your hand to mix through, add a squeeze of lime juice and set to one side.
Balinese Satay Lilit with Sambal Matah
Balinese Satay Lilit served with Sambal Matah

How to make Satay Lilit
Prep Time: 5 Minutes

  • Fish, Chicken Or Pork
  • Ginger
  • Coriander Seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Shallots
  • Red Chili
  • Candlenut
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Terasi Udang / Shrimp Paste
  • Lemongrass
  • Coconut Oil
  • Salt
  • A Splash of Water
  • Tamarind Juice
  1. To make the spice mix to coat the fish you will need to roughly chop into small pieces the Ginger, Turmeric, shallots, red chili, candlenut, garlic, lemongrass, and tomatoes.
  2. Add some coconut oil into a hot skillet and add all the chopped ingredients. Add the coriander seeds and shrimp paste and saute in the oil for a minute or two then pour into a blender with a splash of water and blend until smooth.
  3. Take the fish, chicken or pork and finely chop and mince to form almost a paste like consistency.
  4. Pour the blended spices back into the skillet and cook through for about a minute or so, season with a little salt and add a spoonful or two of the Tamarind Juice. Mix through and then pour onto the chopped fish, chicken or Pork.
  5. Mix through with your hand and thoroughly coat the meat with the spices. Now your satay lilit can be formed onto the lemongrass skewers.
  6. Cook over hot coals on a small BBQ until golden in colour and then serve with rice, vegetables and the delicious sambal matah.

Huge Thanks to Chef Sigit for sharing this wonderful recipe with us and thanks also to the Amnaya Resorts for the beautiful setting.

Steve and Sigit Purwanto make Balinese Satay Lilit
Steve and Sigit Purwanto

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